UT: Torus Celebrates New Manufacturing Facility With Advanced Technology Demonstrations | Trade and Industry Development

UT: Torus Celebrates New Manufacturing Facility With Advanced Technology Demonstrations

May 21, 2024

Torus, a leader in sustainable energy storage solutions, celebrated the grand opening of its new 44,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in South Salt Lake, Utah. The event took place May 16 and showcased Torus’ latest innovations in energy storage and management technology.

Attendees experienced the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is the demonstration site for the company’s advanced machining and production technologies, breakthrough commercial solutions in flywheel and battery energy storage, the innovative Torus app for energy management, residential energy systems, and an EV charging station showcase.

Highlights of the day included remarks from Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood. “This is an important milestone as we work to secure a more resilient future. The innovative solutions produced here strengthen our national energy independence and security,” said Gov. Cox. “Here in Utah, Torus is unleashing the spirit of American ingenuity and invention, positioning our state as a leader in sustainable energy.”

Mayor Wood noted the collaboration between Torus and the city, including exploring options to include Torus stations across a number of city buildings. “With Torus establishing roots here, South Salt Lake cements its position as a community that values and invests in clean technology and sustainable industries,” said Mayor Wood. “We are proud to have Torus as an active and engaged member of our community.”

A special acknowledgment was given to the attendance of members from the Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI). "Torus is a shining example of the strength and ingenuity of American manufacturing," said Dr. Tulinda Larsen, President, 47G UAMMI Institute. "Their commitment to producing vitally important energy solutions domestically is a testament to the skill and dedication of our local workforce and reinforces Utah's position as a leader in advanced manufacturing."

A symbolic tree planting ceremony underscored the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The trees were sourced from the family tree farm of Torus CEO and co-founder, Nate Walkingshaw.

“We are thrilled to open our doors and share the innovations that make Torus a pioneer in the energy sector,” Walkingshaw said. “Today was about more than just celebrating our new facility; it was about sharing our vision to ensure individuals and communities can become their own energy providers, strengthening community ties and marking our commitment to tech-powered energy solutions.”

"Torus proudly makes our products in Utah," added Walkingshaw. "By investing in manufacturing capabilities in the USA, Torus not only creates jobs, but also strengthens dependable supply chains across the nation. This is incredibly important to our mission as it increases the accessibility and affordability of renewable energy solutions for all."

The event drew nearly 400 guests, including Torus employees, their families, industry leaders, and community members. It presented an opportunity for attendees to experience firsthand the impactful solutions Torus offers to both residential and commercial markets.

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