Based in Niestetal, Germany, The SMA Group recently announced they will open the German largest production facility for solar inverters in the United States here in Colorado.
Given a facility of that size, they needed a law firm that could manage all of the employment and labor laws that might come into play. They turned to Messner & Reeves to lead the way.
SMA will employ approximately 700 people (including temporary employees) in Colorado. With such a big, “green” task at hand, the German company needed an experienced legal partner such as Messner to help them protect their most important asset (people) as they opened their first U.S. manufacturing facility.
The SMA Group generated sales of more than 680 million Euros (approximately $985 million US dollars) in 2008 and is the worldwide market leader for photovoltaic inverters, a key component of all solar power plants. The company is represented by foreign subsidiaries in 12 countries on four continents. The Group employs a staff of over 4,000 (incl. temporary employees). In recent years, SMA has received numerous awards for its excellence as an employer. For more information, please visit http://www.SMA-America.com.
Welcome to Colorado, SMA!
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