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Utility Scale Solar Racking Manufacturer, Welcomes Eric Ford as Project Manager

  • September 12th, 2013
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Eric Ford

RBI Solar, Inc., one of the nation’s leading manufacturer and installer for utility scale solar racking systems announced today, it has hired Eric Ford to the position of Project Manager. Eric will be responsible for overseeing the solar racking installations and hiring and approving work completed by subcontractors as well as negotiating contracts and developing a budget and timeline for the completion of a project. Prior to this role, Eric has worked for Greenhouse Industry for 14 years. Eric Ford has been a Project Manager for Rough Brothers where he spent his first two years in the Conservatory Restoration Division serving as the project manager responsible for the 7 million dollar glazing system restoration for the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory in Washington, DC.

Eric’s responsibilities included managing the design, fabrication, and construction process through project completion and closeout. In addition, Eric has been project manager for multiple
conservatory restoration and new research greenhouse construction projects throughout the U.S.

Prior to his work in the Greenhouse Design Industry, Eric worked for seven years in the design, construction, and project management field specializing in exhibition design and new museum construction. Eric’s primary responsibilities included managing all aspects of custom design/build Conservatory and Research Greenhouse projects. His specific experience includes project evaluation, budget estimating, project bid costing and project management. Eric’s expertise includes managing the design, fabrication and installation of multi-million dollar conservatory and research greenhouse projects, encompassing structural components, glazing systems, ventilation, cooling systems, shade systems, benching layout, fogging systems, fertilization/irrigation systems, and environmental control systems. Eric works closely with architects, engineers, and owner personnel to ensure complete coordination and integration of architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing elements into these customized projects.

Eric has a Bachelor Degree in Arts Administration from University of Kentucky.

About RBI Solar:
RBI Solar, Inc. is the leading turn-key supplier of solar mounting systems. As a specialist in ground mount, roof mount, 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, high 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 your next solar installation.