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Manufacturer 'Solaro Energy, Inc.' Expands to Nacogdoches, TX



Ashley Morgan, Marketing Assistant

Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO)


A New Mexico-originated manufacturer has expanded to Nacogdoches, TX.

Solaro Energy, Inc. is a manufacturer of a variety of residential and commercial solar powered lighting and an array of solar powered ventilation products.

Solaro Energy, Inc. began operating this week in Nacogdoches, producing a basement ventilation system invented by owner Dennis Grubb. The first phase and current location is at the corner of South Fredonia and South Streets, which will employ 15-20 people in the coming weeks. Phase two will be a seven-acre development featuring a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on Stallings Drive that will bring the overall job creation to 100 in Nacogdoches. Phase two should be complete in 10-12 months

Grubb has over 25 years of experience in design and engineering and over 15 years of experience in harnessing solar power.

Owner, inventor, and engineer Dennis Grubb has been working closely with NEDCO to set up shop in Nacogdoches, after he met local manufacturer Matt Turner of Turner Fabrication at Fab Tech, a trade show in Atlanta in November 2018. NEDCO was able to facilitate Turner’s attendance at Fab Tech through a relationship with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Grubb was drawn to the work ethic, quality of people and affordable economic atmosphere in Texas.

Grubb has hired Nacogdoches resident Michelle Ray as the Plant Manager, an Industrial Engineer and state-certified educator. Grubbs has expressed interest in partnering with Stephen F. Austin State University in the STEM department to develop new technology. Ray says she is “excited for the opportunity to grow this business in Nacogdoches.”

Grubb’s products create a “healthier inside” of homes and consume less energy in the process.