RBI Solar Acquired ProtekPark Solar, Leading Manufacturer and Installer of Solar Carports

RBI Solar, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of ProtekPark Solar, a leading manufacturer and installer of solar carport structures. Acquirement includes brand, technology, intellectual property, manufacturing, and existing employees.

Cincinnati, OH January 07, 2014


RBI Solar, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of ProtekPark Solar, a leading manufacturer and installer of solar carport structures. Acquirement includes brand, technology, intellectual property, manufacturing, and existing employees. All ProtekPark Solar carport designs, including single slope, inverted and long span design, will be sold by RBI Solar under the ProtekPark product range. This acquisition will open up the solar carport market for RBI Solar and enhance the production capacity and engineering strength to reduce the cost of ProtekPark products.

ProtekPark Solar specialized in durable, functional, and attractive structural solar canopies, typically installed in parking lots. The company has completed major covered parking projects at a number of international airports in the US as well as for higher end commerical facilities. ProtekPark's signature projects include Athens Community College, VA National Energy Business Center, Delta Water Supply, Cincinnati Zoo, Raritan High School, Richard Stockton College and William Patterson University.

"RBI Solar will continue to offer a site-specific design approach for parking projects," said Bill Vietas, General Manager of RBI Solar. "Each solar carport project will be developed to a client's needs to create the most functional and cost-effective solar installation."

RBI solar will remain headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and will introduce ProtekPark products to new geographical markets and existing customers. RBI Solar is a sister company of Rough Brothers. Inc., which is the largest conservatory, garden center and greenhouse manufacturer in North America.

This acquisition will allow RBI Solar to bring their single source value chain approach to develop and implement a robust and cost effective canopy solution.

About RBI Solar

RBI Solar, Inc. is the leading turn-key supplier of solar mounting systems. As a specialist in ground mount, roof mount, landfill solar, and custom designed specialty solar structures, RBI Solar focuses on providing best-in-class racking systems, installation services and project management capabilities to serve owners and integrators. RBI Solar has engineers on staff licensed in all 50 states and offers complete design, hi-tech manufacturing, nationwide installation, and technical support to help solve the toughest challenges in the industry. Leveraging more than 80 years of experience in the commercial design-build specialty structures market, RBI Solar works with its clients to identify the most economical, durable and robust solution for solar installations.

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