WATT Fuel Cell to increase manufacturing capabilities at Pennsylvania plant

WATT Fuel Cell to increase manufacturing capabilities at Pennsylvania plant

May 22, 2024
The expansion will allow WATT to increase production of the company's newest distributed energy, small-scale fuel cell products.

WATT Fuel Cell has announced plans to expand manufacturing capabilities at its facility in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The company, which produces solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stacks and systems, will add 20,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility and office space. The expansion will allow WATT to increase production of the company's newest distributed energy, small-scale fuel cell products, which includes WATT HOME, WATT REMOTE and WATT NOMAD. In addition, the expansion will enable WATT to further improve its quality process, scale commercial deliveries, and boost production efficiencies.

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Caine Finnerty, CEO and Founder at WATT, said, "The expansion of our additive manufacturing capabilities is a significant milestone for the company, as we prepare for the next phase of WATT's growth. WATT has added multiple custom ceramic printers and robotic automation as part of our expansion, supporting 24/7 operations as we implement scaled production to meet our commercial demand."

Danielle Ramaley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at WATT, added, "WATT has added significant capacity to our manufacturing operations with this expansion. The growing demand message from our customers is clear, and WATT now has the ability to produce WATT HOME, WATT REMOTE, and WATT NOMAD units to meet their rising power needs."

Manufacturers investing in Pennsylvania

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Pratt Industries invests $500 million to increase manufacturing in Pennsylvania, creating hundreds of new jobs
The investment will be used to improve recycling, remanufacturing and clean energy infrastructure.

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Of that investment, $80 million has been allotted to expand its manufacturing facility in El Paso, Texas.

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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