Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vestas Receives 'Surge' of Orders, Will Hire 1000 More in Colorado (VWDRY.PK; VWS.CO)

AP via the Climate+Energy Project blog:

DENVER — Vestas Wind Systems said Tuesday it will hire more than 1,000 people at three Colorado plants that manufacture wind turbine components after receiving a surge of orders for the electricity generators in the U.S. and Canada.

Vestas said 850 of the jobs will be at two plants that make blades. One is already operating in Windsor and another is nearing completion in Brighton.

An additional 167 new jobs will be created at a Pueblo plant that makes towers for the turbines.
Vestas plans to hire the new workers over the next 18 months, bringing the company’s Colorado work force to about 2,200, said Denna Randall, director of finance and information technology for Vestas Blades America.

Vestas has a second plant in Brighton that makes nacelles, housings that contain the turbine’s generator, transformer and gearbox.

The jobs announced Tuesday are in addition to as many as 240 positions announced last week for a Vestas research and development office planned in Louisville, Colo....MORE