Generac Power Systems, Inc. Establishing Operations in Edgefield County

Company’s investment will create 450 new jobs

For Immediate Release

February 10, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac), a leading global power and energy technology company serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets, today announced plans to establish operations in Edgefield County. The company’s investment will create 450 new jobs.

Founded in 1959, Generac leads the industry with 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 energy storage systems.

Located at 30 Industrial Park Boulevard in Trenton, Generac’s new manufacturing operations will support the increased demand for home standby generators and associated energy technologies. The facility will also serve as a distribution center to customers throughout the Southeast.

The new facility is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2021. Individuals interested in joining the Generac team should visit the company’s careers webpage.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

QUOTES

“With significant demand for Generac products across the country, we’re excited to expand our operations to accommodate the increased interest in residential power systems. The Trenton facility is strategically located closer to our customers in the southern part of the country and has access to a local labor force capable of helping us meet growing demand while strengthening our market-leading position.” -Generac Power Systems, Inc. President and CEO Aaron Jagdfeld

“We’re proud to welcome Generac to the South Carolina business community and look forward to seeing all that we know they will achieve in Edgefield County. With a workforce at its disposal that is second to none and one of the most competitive business environments in the world, we know that Generac will have the tools necessary for success.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“Today, we’re proud to celebrate another major win for South Carolina’s thriving manufacturing industry. This announcement by Generac, including the 450 jobs it creates, is a landmark moment not only for the company but also for Edgefield County and our entire state. Congratulations to everyone involved on this project, and we look forward to seeing the impact these new jobs will have in S.C.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Generac’s selection of Edgefield County is one of the biggest economic development initiatives to come our way in years and is truly exciting news. Thanks to county council and staff for their commitment to this project as well as our hard-working economic development team for their efforts. We are thankful for Generac choosing Edgefield County, and we look forward to a long partnership with them.” -Edgefield County Council Chair Scott Cooper

“We are excited that Generac has chosen to locate in Edgefield County. The company will be able to tap into our exceptional regional workforce and will position the county for future industrial growth. Congratulations to Edgefield County and Generac for this opportunity, and a big thank you to our staff for all their hard work on this project.” -Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury

FIVE FAST FACTS
  • Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac) is establishing operations in Edgefield County.
  • The company’s investment will create 450 new jobs.
  • Generac is a manufacturer of backup power generation products.
  • Located at 30 Industrial Park Boulevard in Trenton, S.C.
  • Individuals interested in joining the Generac team should visit the company’s careers webpage.

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

About Generac

Generac Power Systems, Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) is a leading global energy solutions company, supplying backup power and prime power systems, engine-powered and battery-powered tools and equipment, and solar energy storage systems. In 1959 our founder designed and manufactured the first affordable backup generator. 62 years later, the same dedication to innovation, quality and performance has expanded the company’s industry-leading product portfolio into homes and small businesses, job sites, and industrial and mobile applications across the globe. Generac offers battery storage systems for homes, energy management systems for businesses and utilities, backup and prime power systems up to 2 megawatts, and paralleled power solutions up to 100 megawatts.

S.C. COMMERCE MEDIA CONTACT:

Alex Clark, CMP

Director of Marketing & Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-1998
aclark@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

GENERAC MEDIA CONACT:

David Racine

Punch PR

dracine@punch-pr.com