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Hipower Systems recently announced the purchase of a $24-million, 515,000-square-foot industrial building in Olathe, Kansas, which will become the company's new corporate headquarters when it opens in September 2017. All operations — from design, engineering and manufacturing to sales and support — will be housed within the new facility, including production of the company's new portable generators.
In the first year alone, Hipower Systems will make a multi-million-dollar investment in improvements at the plant, which is nearly five times the size of its current facility. It will also purchase and install at least $11 million in high-tech machinery to support its specialized engineering and manufacturing processes. After beginning operations with approximately 40 workers, the new plant will accommodate anticipated workforce growth of up to 75 additional employees over the next few years.
"With corporate ties to both Spain and Japan, we could have built this factory anywhere in the world, but Hipower Systems is fully committed to maintaining our made in the USA approach," said Rafael Acosta, Hipower Systems president. "We have always envisioned constructing a fully independent 'super factory' in North America, where engineering and manufacturing processes would utilize the most high-tech equipment available. Thanks to the support of the Olathe City Council and the state of Kansas, we are able to construct one of the world's most innovation-driven manufacturing plants in the same state and city where we made our first U.S. generator sale."
A division of Himoinsa, Hipower Systems is a manufacturer of power generation and power distribution equipment in the United States and Canada, serving the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, including the agriculture, telecommunications, health care, and oil and gas industries.
For more information, visit www.hipowersystems.com.