PIERCETON, Ind. — OMCO Solar hosted a ribbon-cutting event recently at its steel manufacturing plant in Pierceton.
The event celebrated the Pierceton solar power plant and recognized the OMCO employees and partners that helped construct it.
OMCO is a provider of factory-direct solar trackers and fixed-tilt solutions.
“OMCO is committed to promoting solar, good jobs, and domestic manufacturing — here in Indiana at our two manufacturing facilities, as well as at our other three plants located in Arizona, Ohio and Alabama,” said Gary Schuster, president and CEO of OMCO.
“Since 2008, OMCO has invested $60 million in equipment and tooling to expand our capacities and bring innovative solutions to our customers.
“We recently added another facility in Warsaw, and today we have over 500,000 square feet of domestic manufacturing capacity across five factory locations.”
Solar energy adoption is growing in Indiana.
In 2010, there were only a handful of solar installations. Today, Indiana is on its way to becoming a top-10 state.
The total solar investment in Indiana is now at $1.9 billion, and that is projected to grow substantially — up to 8 MW of solar power, which would rank the state fifth in the nation for solar growth.
The Indiana facility is the only producer of bumper tubes in North America, which are commonly found on semi-trailer trucks in the U.S.