Siemens Energy has opened a new 64,000 square-foot wind energy service distribution center in Woodward, Okla.
The service center will store and distribute main components and spare parts, including wind turbine blades, drive assemblies and generators, as well as tooling operations. According to Siemens, the center's location in the heart of the ‘wind belt’ will allow for reduced delivery times and greater parts availability for the company's wind power customers.
The warehousing operation currently has 14 employees, and over the next five years, the company expects to create up to 40 jobs at the facility. More than 50% of the current employees are veterans of the U.S. military, with skills in logistics and materials handling, Siemens notes.