Generac Power Systems Responding to Heavy Demand for Backup Power in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Announced Date :  Sep 10, 2017


As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, Generac Power Systems is rushing additional generators and pumps into the affected areas. The company has increased production to ensure there are generators available for customers facing extended power outages in the wake of the storm.
"We have pre-staged inventory at distribution centers throughout the southeast that has been shipping all week," said Aaron Jagdfeld, president and CEO of Generac. "We are now sending additional units to be sure that everyone who needs a portable generator has access to one. We are doing everything we can to assure residents have safe, portable backup power right now. And, the thoughts of all of us here at Generac are with the millions of Floridians in the path of this dangerous storm."

Beyond additional portable generators, "We have also deployed disaster response teams to assist with service, parts and supplies. Those teams can service and repair nearly any brand of generator, and are made up of employee volunteers," said Jagdfeld.

Generac has been hiring for dozens of permanent and temporary positions in its Whitewater and Jefferson facilities in Southeastern Wisconsin, primarily in assembly and material handling. The company manufactures its market-leading automatic home standby generators in Whitewater, while the Jefferson facility makes portable generators, pressure washers and other outdoor power equipment.

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