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BLOG: Ohio’s Conforming Matrix, Pro-pak Provide Homegrown Support for First Solar’s Factories #solar #jobs #OH

BLOG: Ohio’s Conforming Matrix, Pro-pak Provide Homegrown Support for First Solar’s Factories #solar #jobs #OH

Part 9 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. Before First Solar started scaling its initial manufacturing operations in Perrysburg, Ohio, in the mid-2000s, times had turned tough in the greater Toledo area where the company traces its roots. The once-numerous automotive industry supply-chain companies had dwindled, and many of the surviving firms struggled to keep their doors open, with thousands of middle-class working men and women laid off in the process. When the fledgling thin-film photovoltaics manufacturer began to assemble its own network of suppliers, a pair of local outfits from very different parts of the value chain—Conforming Matrix and Pro-Pak Industries—rose to the challenge, savin...

Full article: http://www.firstsolar.com/Press-Center/First-Solar-Blog?p...

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