Iowa To Get 500-Job Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Facility
Newton Iowa, USA is going to get 500 new jobs in a factory that manufactures wind turbine blades under contract to GE Energy.
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Reinforcing its capability to meet the growing global demand for wind turbines, GE Energy has signed an agreement with one of the leading wind turbine blade suppliers, TPI Composites. In support of the agreement, TPI plans to build a new 316,000 square foot facility in Newton, Iowa that will create approximately 500 new jobs.
The new plant will expand TPI's capacity to produce blades for GE's 1.5-megawatt wind turbines, which are among the most widely used wind turbines in the world, with more than 6,500 installed.
"As the wind industry continues to grow, we face an ever-increasing demand for reliable and efficient wind turbines," said Victor Abate, Vice President-Renewables for GE Energy. "Our commercial relationships with valued suppliers such as TPI are critical to the continuing growth and success of our business."