In recognition of American Wind Week, U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. – member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works – visited LM Wind Power’s plant in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday to watch the production of giant turbine blades.
The LM Wind Power factory was built in 2008 as the company’s second manufacturing facility in North America. It employs more than 500 people, who produce blades for wind turbines for use in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. LM Wind Power is a GE Renewable Energy business with nearly 14,000 employees worldwide.
“Wind power is a crucial component of an all-of-the-above energy strategy and supports Arkansas jobs,” says Boozman. “Our national energy strategy must include developing and expanding renewable sources of energy in order to address our current and future needs. We continue to make advancements in these areas, and I support smart, responsible approaches that broaden our capability to harness these resources to create new forms of sustainable energy.”
Boozman met with LM Wind Power employees, took a tour of the manufacturing floor and was briefed on the plant’s operations.
“We greatly appreciate Senator Boozman and his staff taking the time to tour our Little Rock facility, meet with our employees and get to see up close the work we do to power a clean, 21st-century economy,” says Jackie Highsmith, director of the plant.