Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, an energy storage solutions company that develops and manufactures batteries and power systems, relocated to a larger facility in Brevard County, Florida.
Last month, Oakridge Global Energy Solutions completed moving their corporate headquarters into a new 68,718 square foot facility in Palm Bay. The new facility provides Oakridge with the space to install additional manufacturing equipment, increase production, and continue delivering American-made products. The company currently employs 36 Floridians.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Oakridge Global Energy Solutions could have moved their headquarters anywhere in the world and I am proud to announce that they chose to remain in Florida and create 1,000 new jobs. Growing businesses like Oakridge Global Energy Solutions create opportunities for Floridians to provide for their families and build great careers, and that is why we will work with the Legislature to fully fund Enterprise Florida so more businesses have the opportunity to grow in Florida.”
Steve Barber, Oakridge Global Energy Solutions’ Executive Chairman/CEO, said, “We appreciate the support of Governor Scott, Enterprise Florida, the EDC of Florida’s Space Coast and our local partners at the City of Palm Bay as we begin this great expansion. Oakridge Global Energy Solutions is proud to be a Florida business that offers high quality, American-made products to customers across the world, and we are excited to begin welcoming our newest team members.”
“We’ve called the turning point of the “Made in USA” onshoring movement pretty accurately –everyone loves that fact that we’re “Made in USA” and bringing jobs back home to America– and a foreign player, by definition, clearly can’t compete with us on the “Made in USA” deal. This project would not have been possible without the support of Enterprise Florida, and we look forward to our continued success in Brevard County,” he added.
The Oakridge Global Energy Solutions expansion was made possible through partnerships between Enterprise Florida, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the City of Palm Bay and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.
“It is gratifying to see this project move forward in Brevard, not only because of its scale, but also, because it brings even more diversity to our manufacturing base,” said EDC President/CEO, Lynda Weatherman. “As we work together to elevate manufacturing as a profession, programs like the Certified Production Technician program will enable residents to start on a path that enables them to take advantage of the opportunities companies like Oakridge are creating.”