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A home backup generator automatically senses a power outage and switches on within seconds to restore power to your home's circuits.
A home backup generator automatically senses a power outage and switches on within seconds to restore power to your home's circuits.
The Generac iX generator has a durable, lightweight, compact design that provides clean and stable power, safe for computers and other sensitive electronic devices.
The Generac iX generator has a durable, lightweight, compact design that provides clean and stable power, safe for computers and other sensitive electronic devices.
Generac Power Systems, a Waukesha, Wis.-based company increased its inventory and is shipping round-the-clock to supply the East Coast with much-needed backup power in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
Generac Power Systems, a Waukesha, Wis.-based company increased its inventory and is shipping round-the-clock to supply the East Coast with much-needed backup power in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.

Generac Helps East Coast Residents Facing Long-term Power Outages

Wisconsin-based Generator Company Increases Production, Shipping Thousands of Units to Affected Areas

Waukesha, Wis., October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hurricane Sandy has left millions of East Coast residents without power, many for days, potentially weeks. The powerful storm knocked down trees and power lines, flooded neighborhoods, forced thousands of evacuations, and destroyed homes. Generac, a leading manufacturer of generators, ramped up production and shipping to meet the needs of the residents now facing long-term power outages. Generac opened up their new Jefferson, Wis. facility earlier than expected and hired additional employees to support the increased production. Employees are working 24 hours a day to guarantee products are being shipped to affected areas as quickly as possible.

“Here at Generac we are working around the clock, running extra shifts, and shipping thousands of units to ensure residents along the East Coast who don’t have power can recover from this devastating storm safely and in their own homes,” Generac spokesman Art Aiello said.

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, turning the heat on for those who will be facing outages in the blizzard zones and keeping the Internet working on so residents can stay connected, work from home and monitor the storm.

Generac hurricane preparedness experts Art Aiello and Duane Nelson are available for phone or satellite interviews discussing the steps Generac is taking to get generators to those who need them most. Generac dealers across the country are also 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.