By Connor Buestad (Freelance Media Specialist)
Day 3 gave us an opportunity to look back at the valuable feedback and information we gathered at Intersolar 2015, and what this means going forward.
One clear signal we received from the strong level of customer interest all week is that the US market is as strong as ever, and it is a great time for Stion to move forward and seek strategic growth in its business. In the spirit of moving forward and building momentum, in comes with great pleasure to announce that Stion has recently been able to secure additional equipment from AVACO to de-bottleneck our existing production line in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Once this new equipment of ours is installed, we look for it to double our current production output to over 120 megawatts per year. This scaling will enable Stion to better address increased demand as well as continue to decrease production costs.
The continued growth that Stion has experienced means increased opportunity on the hiring front as well, as we have seven new positions open. Stion takes great pride in being a 100% US-made, US-owned company with a strong commitment to hiring and training a committed and passionate workforce, and we hope that the buzz we generated throughout the show convinces more individuals from both within and outside the solar industry to join our “Simply Better” team. The positions that are now open are listed below, and you can go to Jobvite for further descriptions and to apply:
1. Sr. Director Finance and Administration (MS or CA)
2. Plant Controller (MS)
3. Price Cost Analyst/ Accounting (MS)
4. Sr. Director IT (MS)
5. Production Supervisor (2) (MS)
6. Equipment / Facilities Maintenance Supervisor (MS)
7. Regional Sales Manager (in region)
In conjunction with this increased growth, we continue to look for ways to expand our reach and help our customer base better maximize the capabilities of our products. To that end, we are happy to announce that we will be continuing our popular Stion Simply Better Solar Showcases in August. The next three events will continue to highlight Stion’s popularity in the fast-growing Southeast US market, with existing partner SolarEdge (NASDAQ: SEDG) re-joining us, as well as household names such as Soligent (product distribution) and Unirac (balance of system – racking) joining our events for the first time. Here are the dates and locations; stay tuned to Stion’s blog and e-mail blasts for venues:
Tuesday, August 11th – Jacksonville, FL
Wednesday, August 12th – Charleston, SC
Thursday, August 13th – Asheville, NC
Finally, we would like to announce that we will keep the “Simply Better” bandwagon rolling at Solar Power International, the largest solar-only trade show in North America, which will be held September 14-17 in Anaheim, California. SPI will feature over 15,000 attendees heavily focused on the downstream portion of the industry, and with many developers looking to meet their year-end deadlines to collect 2015 tax credits, Stion will once again have a strong customer-focused presence.