A solar engineering and manufacturing company is moving back to the Mahoning Valley. 

FlexRack used to be partnered with Northern States Metals and had a warehouse in Youngstown on Salt Springs Road. In June of 2023, the two companies separated and FlexRack moved all its operations to Cleveland. 

A source within the company tells 21 News they decided to keep their headquarters in Cleveland but move their warehouse to North Jackson. Signage can already be seen on the building at 500 S Bailey Road that was formerly a warehouse for Things Remembered. 

The source said the move will bring 30 warehouse jobs back to the area and will add at least 20 more. Jobs like a production scheduler, tube mill lead operator and sales positions are already posted on job search sites. 

According to their website, FlexRack produces custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar tracking systems in the commercial and utility-scale solar mounting industries. 

With the move comes a new partner QCells, a company that develops and delivers solar modules and solar systems to high-performance solar power plants and supplementary energy supply solutions according to their website. QCells has facilitated projects across the U.S. and internationally in locations such as England and Australia. 

Sources would not disclose what will be made in the North Jackson warehouse but they are expected to make that announcement later this year.

Guy Coviello, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, reacted to the Flexrack sign going up on the building, saying,

"Seeing that name on the building is a really good feeling. We were disappointed when we learned about them moving to Highland Hills, but soon after that they began working with us on keeping manufacturing in the Valley. Seeing that sign is really gratifying," Coviello said