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Power Outage Alert/Update: Generac Increases Production, Prepares For Frankenstorm Power Outages

WAUKESHA, Wis., Oct. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:

  • Millions of residents along the East Coast could be affected by this powerful storm system
  • Waukesha, Wis.-based Generac, a leading manufacturer of power generation products since 1959, ramping up production and shipping schedules for "Frankenstorm"
  • Duane Nelson and Art Aiello, spokespersons for Generac ; President and CEO Aaron Jagdfeld available for interviews

WHAT:

  • Hurricane Sandy and severe weather fronts converge on the East Coast to create "Frankenstorm"; millions of power outages expected through next week and potentially during election day
  • Generac facilities working overtime to increase production and round-the-clock shipping to the East Coast
  • Generac President and CEO Aaron Jagdfeld: "Generac has increased its production levels and our staff is working overtime to meet this demand. We also have the industry's largest and most well-trained generator dealer network of more than 4,500 partners that are focused on keeping all of our customer's products up and running during a major event like Hurricane Sandy."
  • Generac is also bringing its Jefferson, Wis. facility online sooner than expected and began hiring additional staff to support increased production
  • Generac generators can help in dangerous situations by:
    • Keeping lights on so residents can see dangerous debris
    • Keeping refrigerators running so food and medication aren't spoiled
    • Keeping the Internet connection on so residents can stay connected, work from home and monitor the storm

WHEN:

  • Immediately and by appointment: Hurricane preparedness experts Art Aiello and Duane Nelson are available for phone or satellite interviews
  • By appointment: Generac Dealers in your area are available to discuss where residents can get a generator to keep them safe during the storm, demonstrate how to properly use it and discuss how it could help people in a potentially dangerous situation for live or taped interviews

 

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