The Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG), a manufacturer of wind turbine components, says its company plant in Gainesville, Texas celebrated the shipment of its 1,000th set of 37-meter composite wind blades. Located 60 miles north of Dallas in the wind-farm hotbed of the USA, the 155,000-ft2 facility has been manufacturing wind blades since 1997 and employs about 200 skilled workers.
The shipment marking the 1,000th set milestone was comprised of 37-m blades for a 1,500-kW turbines. This factory has also produced another 500 sets of other blades ranging from 24 to 34m.
Today, wind turbine components comprise one of the company’s largest business segments. The company has two factories building wind blades, two factories building nacelles, and one factory building spinners. The company has wind component manufacturing facilities in Ohio, South Dakota, California, Alabama, and Texas.
“Consider this,” says MFG Director of Sales for Wind Energy Gary Kanaby, “these blades collectively have generated on the order of 4,234,000,000 kWh of electricity.” MFG’s newest 325,000 ft2 blade facility in Aberdeen, South Dakota, opened in 2007, and is the most advanced facility of its kind, they say, with an automated spray booth and robotic root drilling.