OUR HISTORY

WE CONTINUE TO BE THE LEADER IN SOLAR INNOVATIONS TO REDUCE COSTS

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar tracking systems in the commercial and utility-scale solar mounting industries. Solar FlexRack also offers full services, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, and layout design services to address the actual site conditions of a project site. Solar FlexRack has completed over 3 GW of solar racking installations in over 40 U.S. states and across the globe.

OUR STORY

OUR EXPERTISE IN THE METALS INDUSTRY LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOLAR FLEXRACK

For nearly five decades, NSM developed significant engineering skills and quality control standards by working with customers on technical design and fabricating jobs.  NSM often works closely with customers to identify the optimal solution for their requirements, combining its engineering capabilities with a comprehensive set of value-added service offerings.

It is this designing and operating expertise that NSM applied in developing the first Solar FlexRack® racking system.  Solar FlexRack® was developed by NSM engineers in early 2009 at the initial request of several customers in the alternative energy sector.  Customers were unsatisfied with the commercially available solar racking systems on the market, and NSM felt it could deliver a better solution given its experience with developing innovative solutions for complex projects.  The NSM team of engineers took the challenge to create a more efficient and cost-effective design and what they came up with was revolutionary. The company built a unique, factory pre-assembled unfolding racking design that drastically reduced labor and installation costs in the field.

Our engineers were able to identify the optimal combination of steel and aluminum that would provide the lightest possible rack while maintaining maximum strength.  The initial Solar FlexRack® racking system allowed customers to reduce installation time in the field by an estimated 75% in order to recognize significant installation time and cost savings.

OUR CUSTOMERS COME FIRST

  • Project support services reduce risks and best serve a customer’s entire project portfolio through one point of contact

  • Dedication to customer satisfaction

  • Delivering projects to completion by resolving issues before they impact timelines and budgets

  • Ultra-reliable racking & tracker solutions

  • Engineering and geotechnical services that bring advanced technical capabilities, reliable and robust customer support protocols, and extensive in-the-field project expertise

We invest over $1.5 million per year in salaries for our engineering, geotech, field services team, and advanced tools to support their work. This upfront investment helps ensure you won’t need to spend unplanned dollar during or after an installation.

  • Enterprise-wide software to ensure flawless project execution from initial intake to commissioning

  • Expanded field services team of civil, electrical, and geotechnical engineers, and geologist

  • Evolved sophisticated worldwide supply chain strategy to enable more competitive pricing

  • One of the best in the business of solar tracker & racking suppliers

Ken Mack

CEO & President

Susan Will

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Herman

Director of Operations

WE INVEST IN OUR TOOLS

AND OUR EMPLOYEES

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

You need a world-class racking solutions partner who’s got your back! Our executive management team is supported by a team of dedicated sales professionals, field service providers, project managers, and more. We are are all standing by to deliver on that promise.

OUR DEEP INDUSTRIAL ROOTS DELIVER BANKABILITY

  • Stable, bankable partner in continuous operation for 50 years

  • Best-in-class engineering and geotechnical team

  • 3 GW+ of successfully fixed tilt and single axis tracker installations across North America since 2009

  • Full project services support including geotech reports, pull tests, stamped tracker and foundation designs, complete turnkey installation services, and commissioning all a la carte.

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