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    Wind Factory Watch: Energetx: Michigan

    Energetx Composites appears to be on the verge of building a new factory near Holland, Mich., to manufacture wind turbine blades, according to the Grand Rapids Press. The company may ultimately employ 750 workers at the 120,000-square-foot site, the article said. The blade manufacturing business is an outgrowth using composite technology originally...

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    Wind Factory Watch: Avanti: Wisconsin

    Avanti Wind Systems, which describes itself as the “leading world market producer of work cages/service lifts, ladder systems and other personal safety systems for wind turbine towers,” says it has completed a new factory in New Berlin, Wis., to supply the North American wind market. “The factory in Wisconsin will enable us...

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    Wind Factory Watch: Second Wind: Massachusetts

    Second Wind, which manufactures wind measuring equipment, said recently that it will move production from Somerville, Mass., to a larger factory in Newton, Mass. The firm said five new employees have been hired and it expects to hire another 75 workers over the next three years, according to press reports. Previous posts...

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    Wind Factory Watch: TPI Composites: Massachusetts

    Wind turbine blade manufacturer TPI Composites said yesterday that it will open a “blade innovation center” with some production capacity as well in Fall River, Mass. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Fall River Mayor William Flanagan were on hand for the announcement. According to a press release,...

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    Wind Factory Watch: Vestas: Colorado

    OK, so perhaps it is not exactly a “factory.” Still, today's announcement that wind turbine manufacturer Vestas will open a new research and development office in Louisville, Ky., should be greeted with applause in that city. The office will initially be staffed by 46 engineers, the company said, and employ up to...

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    Power Hungry? Or just on a low-fact diet?

    Over the weekend I had the misfortune of reading Power Hungry by Robert Bryce. Mr. Bryce is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Washington think tank that receives a significant amount of funding from the oil and gas industry. Based on the sheer number of incorrect and misleading claims the...

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    Wind Factory Watch: Eagle Claw: Oklahoma

    Eagle Claw Fabrication, LLC, yesterday announced plans to build a 150,000-square-foot factory specifically designed for construction of wind turbine towers at the Port of Muskogee, Okla. The firm said it expects to create approximately 175 jobs in Phase 1 of the project. Ground breaking for the $28 million plant is targeted for...

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    Wind Factory Watch: Alstom: Texas

    In news from our WINDPOWER 2010 Conference & Exhibition, global power generation giant Alstom said it will open a wind turbine assembly plant in Amarillo, Tex. that will create 275 full-time engineering, production and technical support jobs. Andy Geissbuehler, Vice President and General Manager of Alstom Wind North America, said, “Amarillo is...

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