To accommodate rapidly growing demand for its products, Suniva recently announced that the company has expanded its manufacturing capacity by adding a third cell line at its metro-Atlanta plant. The new manufacturing line will enable the company to hire additional employees in Georgia.
In the past year, Suniva has created more than 150 new jobs and plans to hire 500 additional staff at a new manufacturing plant in Michigan pending a DOE loan guarantee. Suniva employs a diverse workforceapproximately 30 percent of employees are military veterans and many others formerly worked at now shuttered automotive plants.
"Were honored to be recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as the fastest growing mid-market company in Georgia, said John Baumstark, chairman and chief executive officer of Suniva. Suniva is committed to expanding our workforce and helping Georgia become a leader in Americas new clean energy economy.
This award continues the companys momentum of recent achievements. In the first half of 2010, the company was named the Renewable Energy Exporter of the Year by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and was ranked as The Wall Street Journals 2nd most promising Venture-Backed Clean Technology Company based on company management and capital strength.
Suniva was also named by the Wall Street Journal as the 15th most promising Venture-Backed Company across all industries.