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Kohler cut the ribbon on its 105,000-sq.-ft. addition to the company’s generator manufacturing plant in the Town of Mosel, north of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
More than 600 associates of Kohler Power Systems turned out for the ceremony. Herb Kohler, chairman and CEO of Kohler opened the event by thanking Kohler associates for their hard work and perseverance during the project. He said associates faced a variety of challenges due to extended cold weather last winter but responded with a commitment to their work. Today, Kohler Power Systems is one of the larger generator manufacturers in the world.
President and COO David Kohler talked about the growth of the company’s power generation business in all major markets. Kohler’s distribution channel of 800 locations throughout the world provides total system integration, including design, production, installation and after-sale support to industrial, business, construction, marine and residential customers.
“We are driving our growth through a focus on quality, innovation and service, and that success is allowing us to invest in our Wisconsin operations,” Kohler said. He added that the company is fortunate to have a strong and experienced workforce, with more than half of the facility’s 700 associates members of the company’s quarter century club.
The extra square footage at the plant expands storage for product parts and related materials and increases production capacity with an additional 140 tons of crane capacity to enable easier loading of large generators after production for transport. These megawatt generators provide critical backup power for industrial operations, water system plants, data centers, hospitals and other critical facilities. With the added space, the building including production and office space totals nearly a half million sq. ft.