Whitewater portable generator plant responds to Harvey

Whitewater portable generator plant responds to Harvey

Employees at a portable generator distribution center in southern Wisconsin are putting in overtime to keep up with demands caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Generac Power Systems spokesman Art Aiello told The Janesville Gazette that the company went into “hurricane-preparedness mode” last week.

The company’s main distribution center in Whitewater has increased shipments of portable generators to Texas in anticipation of increased demand after waters recede. The portable generators can be filled with gasoline and immediately used.

Aiello said the company has also sent six service technicians to Texas to repair units for free.

Officials at the Whitewater production center say it won’t increase production until after the water goes down.

Aiello said the company also anticipates increased demand for home standby generators which run on natural gas or liquid propane.