WALBRIDGE, Ohio, June 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Rudolph Libbe Group will serve as the design / build contractor for the new $ 680 million solar module manufacturing plant in Lake Township, Ohio.
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on the 1.8 million square foot facility. The craftsmen of Rudolph Libbe Inc. and GEM Inc. will carry out trades themselves. More than 500 construction jobs will be created by the project.
The new facility will be one of the most advanced of its kind in the solar industry and will create 500 new jobs. Its commissioning is scheduled for the first half of 2023.
The facility will be located next to the second Ohio manufacturing facility, completed in 2019, and less than a mile from First Solar’s flagship manufacturing center in Canton of Perrysbourg. Once the new facility is fully operational, the footprint of three factories will be the largest fully vertically integrated solar manufacturing complex outside of China.
“For nearly 20 years, First Solar has been a key member of our local business community,” said Tim alter, Chairman and CEO of Rudolph Libbe Inc. “The Rudolph Libbe Group is honored to have a long relationship with them, starting with the construction of their first manufacturing facility and their first Canton of Lake manufacturing plant two years ago. We are very happy and proud to build again for First Solar as they continue to grow and create jobs in our community. “
Rudolph Libbe Group
The Rudolph Libbe Group is a single provider of construction and facilities services ranging from site selection and construction to energy solutions and ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, consisting of Rudolph Libbe Inc., GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and Rudolph Libbe Properties, is focused on the success of its clients. The Rudolph Libbe group is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; and Detroit, Michigan areas.
Markets served include automotive, chemicals, food processing, healthcare, industry / manufacturing, institutions, metals, energy / petrochemicals, refining, education, commerce / manufacturing. retail, hospitality / leisure and warehouse / distribution. For more information, visit RLGbuilds.com and Rudolph Libbe Group on Linked In and YouTube.
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