Generac Power Systems, Inc., a leading global power and energy technology company serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets, will expand operations at its plant on Industrial Park Boulevard in Trenton, South Carolina. The company plans to create 300 jobs in Edgefield County.
Generac's expansion will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand for its home standby generators and associated energy technologies. The location in South Carolina also serves as a distribution center to customers in the Southeast. According to state officials, this new commitment adds to the company’s initial announcement and will bring Generac's collective total of new jobs in the state to 750.
“Given multiple megatrends at play, including the growing unreliability of the grid and the increasing number of people working and learning from home, there has been significant and strong demand for Generac’s residential power systems. We are pleased to be able to substantially grow our operations in South Carolina so quickly to meet the needs of consumers,” said Generac Power Systems, Inc. President and CEO Aaron Jagdfeld.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Edgefield County was also awarded a $750,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with costs related to this project.
"The fact that Generac is already expanding within our borders, just months after announcing operations in South Carolina, is a true testament to our business-friendly climate. We congratulate Generac on today’s announcement, and we look forward to our partnership with this great company for years to come,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
Founded in 1959, Generac is an industry leader that offers a broad range of power and energy solutions including back-up and prime power generator systems; engine-powered and battery-powered tools and equipment; and solar + battery storage systems.
“This news is a testament to the hard work that Edgefield County has put in over the years. We are extremely proud that Generac is expanding their new operation in the county, and we wish them continued success,” noted Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury.