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Wind Industry Growth

If you think the wind industry is sitting still, you have another thing
coming.  There are companies investing, building and offering jobs along
with T. Boone.  So here they are:

Little Rock, Arkansas

Polymarin Composites and Wind Water Technologies (WWT) announced October 8
that it will invest $20 million to transform the former Levi Building into a
combined wind turbine blade and nacelle manufacturing facility, creating 830
new jobs with an average wage of $15/hour.  General Wesley Clark is a principal
of WWT’s parent company, EWT.

Muncie, Indiana

Brevini USA, the U.S. subsidiary of an Italian wind turbine manufacturer
announced this week plans for a new facility to make gearboxes.  Brevini will
invest more than $60 million to retrofit an existing 60,000-square-foot building
and add 150,000 square-feet of manufacturing space at the site in 2010.   The
facility will create about 450 permanent local jobs with annual pay averaging
more than $46,000.

Faribault, Minnesota

Moventas, a Finland-based gearbox manufacturer, will build a 75,000-square-
foot North American assembly and distribution facility using the Faribault-based
Met-Con construction company. The plant, announced by Moventas in September, is
set to open in October 2009 with 90 workers. Employment is expected to swell to
335 by adding 30 employees each year through 2023.

Newton, Iowa

TPI Composites opened its 316,000-square-foot wind turbine blade manufacturing
facility in September. The newly-built plant replaces a former Maytag facility
that was closed in 2006, causing huge job losses in Newton.  At full capacity,
TPI Iowa plans to employ 500 Iowans.

Granted that some of these companies may have gotten some incentives from the
bailout but hey, they are here going green.

Hopefully, folks in these towns are able to be part of the wind industry growth.

Source:  treehugger

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  1. Barbara Says:

    Hey Linda,

    This is some great news. I think green jobs are the
    bright spot in this economy.

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  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara … I think it will get bigger and faster than we all think.

  3. Heath Says:

    New jobs, cleaner energy… What’s not to love?

  4. Dinh Trung Says:

    Nice posts. Pls comment for mine to improve 🙂

    Thanks so much !

    Dinh Trung

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  5. Linda Says:

    Hi Heath … I believe a new industry is coming alive!

    Hi Dinh … Thank you and I have! 🙂

  6. Maureen Says:

    I think green energy and green topics in general is where the growth is at. It’s inspiring to see progress….

  7. Maureen Says:

    oops- typos.
    I think green energy and green topics in general are where the growth is. It’s inspiring to see progress-

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  8. Diane Scott Says:

    I wonder why Wyoming isn’t tapping into this resource? According to my husband (who was born there) it’s windy all the time! Most likely, with the RIGHT PRESIDENT in the Oval Office, we’ll be seeing more and more of this form of energy 🙂

  9. Ari Koinuma Says:

    Wow, Faribault is really close from here. That’s awesome! Thanks for the heads-up.


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  10. Linda Says:

    Hi Maureen … Yes, it is. I see more and more …

    Hi Diane … I know that Wyoming is really windy, like Kansas. I am sure there are farmers who are
    looking to have wind generators there as well.

    Hi Ari … You are most welcome…

  11. wilson Says:

    Bravo to all the places that starting to involve themselves in the wind energy generating projects…

    At least, they are a step forward to the clean energy production, isn’t it, Linda?

    wilsons last blog post..Everybody Deserves a Healthy and Great Body Shape!

  12. Linda Says:

    Hi Wilson … It is a great step forward. The green job market is beginning to open up!

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