Solar Company Adding 1,000 Jobs in Riverside, California

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The solar panel firm hopes to employ 1,000 at its new corporate home in near downtown Riverside


A company that markets solar panels and has a very bullish outlook about the future demand for its products is relocating its operations to a historic but long-abandoned Riverside building and hopes to employ as many as 1,000 people there, a spokesman said Wednesday, Aug. 15.

SolarMax Technology is remodeling the old Food Machinery Corp. building adjacent to the Metrolink station near downtown Riverside. The company will bring its corporate headquarters, including full sales and office staffs, employees who arrange customer financing and some distribution personnel, to the location by the end of the year.

Also, installation crews putting up solar panels on rooftops all over Southern California will work out of the Riverside headquarters, said Guillermo Santomauro, SolarMax’s sales manager...

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