28 Jul '12, 12am

Including Omco of Phoenix @Az4Solar: AZ's @FirstSolar Spends >$1Bln w/ >1000 US Suppliers @AzCommerce @GPEC @GovBrewer

Part 2 in a series: First Solar spends more than $1 billion annually with over 1,000 U.S. suppliers across 35 states. In this ongoing series, we will explore the inspiring stories of companies growing in partnership with us. Supply chain collaboration creates 700 jobs, and counting When Todd Owen and president/CEO Gary Schuster looked at OMCO’s nearly-empty 65,000-square-foot Phoenix facility in 2009, they asked themselves if the company would ever fill up that factory floor with enough business to justify their investment in the new solar industry unit. It didn’t take long to get an answer. “We started putting out what we thought was a healthy amount of materials for First Solar’s utility-scale power projects, and within a year we were over 100 people out of this facility, running 24/7,” recalled Owen, now director of the company’s dedicated solar division. That was just ...

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