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Generac expansion in Wisconsin to create 700 new jobs

Christian Fernsby |
Generac is expanding its presence in Wisconsin by investing an additional $53 million in its facilities across the state and creating more than 700 new jobs.

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Based in Waukesha, Generac is a global leader in the manufacturing and design of energy technology solutions and other power products.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is assisting the project by authorizing an additional $9 million in Enterprise Zone tax credits if the company meets its capital investment and job creation goals by 2024.

The company’s additional $53 million investment includes the recent expansion of its corporate operations into the Village of Pewaukee with the purchase of a new building, plus the creation of 700 new manufacturing and office jobs throughout the state by the end of 2024.

While the company’s global headquarters will remain in Waukesha, the new Pewaukee office at W236N1402 Busse Road will house 300 employees, allowing the company to continue expanding its research and development and headquarters functions to support significant global growth across multiple product lines.

Founded in 1959 in Wisconsin, Generac introduced the first affordable backup generator and later created the category of automatic home standby generator—a market in which nearly eight of 10 generators sold is a Generac.

Today, Generac provides a range of advanced power grid software solutions, backup and prime power systems for home and industrial applications, solar battery storage solutions, virtual power plant platforms, and engine- and battery-powered tools and equipment.

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