Solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility opened in Wisconsin
The new Helios USA solar photovoltair manufacturing facility in Wisconsin is already producing modules and expects to create more than 50 long-term jobs.
Helios USA LLC has announced the opening of their solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility in the state of Wisconsin. The plant is already reportedly producing PV modules and expects to create more than 50 long-term jobs at the facility.
Milwaukee is located in the Midwestern region of the U.S., and is one of many cities in the region that reportedly relied heavily on manufacturing in the past and has had to redefine its economy in recent decades.
- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Plant Engineering, www.plantengineering.com
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