Created on Friday, 07 November 2014 00:17 | Written by Kendra Hogue
Hillsboro’s SolarWorld Industries America is growing, but the growth is not expected to be obvious from the outside.
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - Mukesh Dulani, SolarWorld U.S. president, praised work by Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (left) during the Hillsboro companys Oct. 30 announcement that it planned to expand production and add up to 200 new jobs.
SolarWorld, which develops and manufactures solar panels, announced last Thursday that it will build two new production lines “within the footprint of the existing plant,” according to Ben Santarris, strategic affairs director for SolarWorld.
About 200 new full-time jobs will bump the company’s local work force from 700 to 900 beginning in 2015. Jobs will range from entry-level machine operators to maintenance techs, engineers and product managers, Santarris said.