Vestas Towers America announced the grand opening of the world’s largest wind tower manufacturing plant. The Pueblo, Colorado facility features nearly 13 million ft2 of space and eight miles on-site railroad for the transport of materials and finished tower components.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Colorado dignitaries, as well as President of Vestas Towers A/S Knud Bjarne Hansen and President of Vestas Americas Martha Wyrsch, in making the announcement during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The factory employs more than 400 workers and is capable, at peak, of producing 1,090 towers per year. What’s more, locating the factory along major highway and railroad lines lets Vestas meet customers’ needs with locally managed logistical efficiencies, which translates directly to cost and environmental benefits.
“We have deliberately located factories in a central region in the U.S. – including towers, nacelles, and blades plants – because regional centralization lets us build and ship locally in any direction needed in North America, and that translated to a direct competitive advantage for all stakeholders,” says Hansen.
In the past few months, Vestas Towers America has been actively recruiting and hiring people skilled in a range of desirable jobs ranging from engineering to human resources and from welding to painting. The company has attended numerous local job fairs in over the summer seeking highly skilled employees who have been released from other industries.
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