Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wind: Butte picked for turbine plant

From the Billings Gazette:

A German company will build a manufacturing plant in Butte to assemble 2.5-megawatt wind turbines for wind machines and will employ 150 people, Gov. Brian Schweitzer and the chief executive officer of Fuhrlander announced Tuesday.

Construction of the plant will begin this fall at a 40-acre site about five miles southwest of Butte. It will be the company's lone wind turbine manufacturing plant in the United States. It also has some in other countries.

The plant will employ 150 people, many of them electricians and welders, with pay ranging between $15 and $25 an hour plus benefits, Schweitzer said....MORE

HT: DealBreaker