Three years after solar mounting manufacturer Quick Mount PV moved into its present Concord, California facility, the company revealed plans to move all company operations into a larger, 133,000 square foot home base in Walnut Creek, California. The relocation will take place during the middle of the first quarter in 2012, which, the company states, will allow it to meet the ever-increasing demands for its products.
Claudia Wentworth, Quick Mount PV CEO, confirmed that the US$7.5 million purchase was completed with a loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Wentworth additionally noted that the company would utilize the larger 90,000 square foot building for its operations with an intention to sublease a separate 43,000 square foot office and R&D building located at the front of its new property. “This is an ideal place for our low-tech light manufacturing facility and fits into our five-year growth plan,” said Wentworth. “We have enough space to not only expand significantly in the months and years ahead, but to do so in a planned, intelligent way that will enhance our competitiveness and facilitate growth.”
The company plans to hire 20 new employees to help satisfy the manufacturing needs it expects to face in the coming months at its new site. “With additional pressures to manufacture overseas, Quick Mount PV is determined to create jobs for American workers and build a strong green manufacturing economy by continuing to produce its product line in the USA,” said Wentworth.