February 24, 2011
Helios USA, LLC, a solar manufacturer located in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley, announces the opening of its new manufacturing facility at 1207 West Canal Street. To mark the occasion, the company will host a ribbon-cutting event on February 28 at 3:30 p.m. to showcase its focus on renewable energy and the creation of green jobs in Milwaukee.
Helios is already manufacturing panels and is fully operational with panels already being shipped locally, regionally and nationally. The company expects to create more than 50 new, permanent clean energy jobs. , Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Perez and other state and local officials, as well as renewable energy industry leaders, are expected to attend the event.
"Milwaukee’s commitment to renewable energy and its expertise in manufacturing makes this an ideal location for Helios. Together we can contribute to a renewed strength in manufacturing by delivering clean, safe, and economical energy," said Steve Ostrenga, CEO, Helios. “After months of planning, we’re looking forward to celebrating and thanking those that helped achieve our shared vision of creating this energy efficient facility.”
By locating its first manufacturing facility in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley, Helios is Wisconsin’s first manufacturer of high-performance solar modules for use in residential, commercial, industrial, and utility-based solar electric systems. The company's high-efficiency modules create new market opportunities by making solar electricity more attractive and economical.
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