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Wind Factory Watch: URV: MIchigan

Wind Factory Watch: URV: MIchigan

The Lansing State Journal reports that URV USA LLC, which plans to build a foundry in Eaton Rapids, Mich., to manufacture castings for the wind energy industry, said it now plans to hire 275 workers by 2014 instead of 100 as originally planned. URV, a subsidiary of the Finnish company URV Foundry, said it is receiving more orders for castings from North American makers of wind turbines than anticipated.

Construction on the foundry is scheduled to begin in January, 2011. The URV plant will be the first wind-dedicated foundry in the United States and will help to improve the competitive ability of U.S. industry to supply domestic content to wind turbine manufacturers. Castings are a key wind turbine component, and it is very good news that a company building a domestic factory is receiving orders.

Previous posts in this series:

Wind Factory Watch: Saertex: North Carolina, 10/21/10
Wind Factory Watch: Goldwind: Montana, 10/15/10
Wind Factory Watch: Mass Tank: Massachusetts, 10/14/10
Wind Factory Watch: Vestas: Colorado, 10/13/10
Wind Factory Watch: Moventas: Oregon, 9/21/10
Wind Factory Watch: Energetx: Michigan, 9/7/10
Wind Factory Watch: Avanti: Wisconsin, 9/3/10
Wind Factory Watch: Second Wind: Massachusetts, 9/2/10
Wind Factory Watch: TPI Composites: Massachusetts, 8/26/10
Wind Factory Watch: Blade Dynamics: Louisiana, 8/25/10
Wind Factory Watch: Vestas: Colorado, 7/7/10
Wind Factory Watch: Eagle Claw: Oklahoma, 6/30/10
Wind Factory Watch: Alstom: Texas, 5/27/10
Wind Factory Watch: Beckmann Volmer, Arkansas, 5/21/10
Wind Factory Watch: Ingersoll Machine Tools, 5/15/10
Wind Factory Watch: ZF Industries, Georgia, 5/10/10

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