#NationalManufacturingDay: Wind power and Made-in-America go hand in hand

#NationalManufacturingDay: Wind power and Made-in-America go hand in hand

The National Association of Manufacturers is celebrating National Manufacturing Day today, and American wind power is proud to contribute to the cause.

Over 500 U.S. factories across 41 states build wind turbines and parts for them. More than 25,000 U.S. workers have wind manufacturing jobs today, and that number could grow by another 8,000 in the next four years.

Ohio leads the way with 61 wind factories, while fellow Rust Belt states Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have 26 apiece and Michigan 25. That brings new opportunities to areas that need them. Texas, the country’s wind leader, also has 40 plants building wind-related parts. Here’s why it makes sense to build so many wind parts here in the U.S.:

For many workers, these jobs offer well-paying careers with benefits that help provide for their families:

We look forward to telling many more of these stories in the years ahead.


Greg is AWEA's Deputy Director of Communications. He is the head editor and writer for Into the Wind, and oversees AWEA's online content and opinion writing. Greg holds a Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University's School of International Service. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Journalism from Lehigh University.

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