Solaria Corp.

Powered by a $45 million investment, Solaria Corp. will expand its Fremont, Calif.-based operations, move to a new site in the city, and hire dozens of workers for solar equipment production and sales. The maker of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules said it is planning full-scale production in the East Bay and overseas of solar equipment that slashes the cost of the alternative energy.

Rexel

Rexel a leading distributor of electrical components and supplies, has announced plans to build a new distribution center in Loveland, Colo. Construction is scheduled to begin this June, for completion in November. The new 20,000-sq-ft facility will consolidate Rexel's current Loveland and two Fort Collins locations under a single roof.

Palmer Electric Co.

The commercial division of Palmer Electric Co., Winter Park, Fla., has secured a nearly $80,000 contract with the joint venture of W.G. Mills/Ranger Building Services for Phase 1 of the renovation of Highlands Elementary School, Kissimmee, Fla. Under its scope of services, Palmer Electric is providing site and building electrical contracting as well as low-voltage systems, including fire alarm, voice/data, and intercom for the relocation of six portable classrooms and the demolition of eleven portable classrooms.