Rigmaster Power Corp. has announced the opening of a second manufacturing facility to build its RigMaster Power APU. Operating under the name RigMaster Power Inc., the second facility, located in Olathe, Kan., will operate in addition to the current manufacturing facility in Toronto.
“This is great news for our customers and for RigMaster,” says Gary Lisson, general sales manager. “Sales have exploded over the past year, and lead times have stretched out. While I agree with the old adage that a good thing is worth waiting for, I am glad to say that with the additional facility in place, our customers won’t have to wait to start saving fuel, saving money and saving the environment.”
RigMaster will continue to operate its sales and administration out of its corporate office in Toronto, as well as maintaining the same level of production already generated from the current facility.
“Over the past year we’ve done everything possible to increase production at our current location, including the addition of another shift,” says Ken Tchir, RigMaster Power Corp.’s operations manager. “The only option we had left was expansion, and since so much of our customer base is in the U.S., it makes sense that we build our product there.”
The Olathe location is set to begin production in early March and also will house RigMaster Parts Distribution for North America, making it easier for RigMaster’s dealer and customer base to obtain parts and service.
“With headline issues like the higher fuel prices and the 2005 Energy Act’s provisions for increasing acceptance of APUs as a means to reducing our reliance on nonrenewable energy sources, our customers are becoming more aware of the options available to them to save fuel and save the environment.” says Lisson. “The RigMaster Power product is well known in the industry as a high-quality APU. Even in this highly competitive market, the demand for RigMaster Power APUs continues to grow. The market is on the rise, and we are poised to meet the demands.”