Local company makes generators, water pumps for Harvey relief

Posted: 6:39 PM, Aug 29, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-29 23:39:30Z

Several Wisconsin companies are manufacturing equipment that will be used in the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

Wacker-Neuson, Generac, Briggs & Stratton, and Kohler are all producing generators to be sent to the flood zone.

Wacker-Neuson took TODAY’s TMJ4 on a tour of their Menomonee Falls factory where they are producing generators and water pumps. The biggest of their water pumps can move more than 1300 gallons of water and debris a minute.

Wacker-Neuson Vice President Keith Herr said the biggest challenge right now is logistics.

“The most difficult part right now is trying to get to the water because the water is still coming down. So we’re making sure that all of our portable pumps get down there” Herr said.

Many of the large generators the company produces are on their way to Waco, Texas, the closest they can get to the flood zone for the time being.