Schletter Inc., a designer, developer and manufacturer of solar mounting products, has announced plans to move its current North American headquarters to the East Coast.
According to the company, this move will allow Schletter to reduce transportation costs and improve response time for customers in the region.
The company has set aside an investment package of $25 million for the purchase of capital equipment, production systems and a 100,000 square-foot facility. In addition, Schletter plans to hire more than 300 new team members over the next five years.
The new headquarters will offer a full-scale product demonstration park, with on-site NABCEP-certified courses for customers. Administration, engineering, sales and technical customer service will also be located at the new headquarters.
With this move, Schletter will have a total of three full-scale production facilities in North America – two facilities in the U.S. and one in Ontario.
Schletter will disclose its decision concerning the final location within the next four weeks.
Customers west of the Mississippi will still continue to receive the same service from Schletter's Tucson site, while customers east of the Mississippi will receive service from the new manufacturing headquarters, the company notes.