Martifer-Hirschfeld Energy Systems LLC will begin hiring approximately 125 additional workers in March to staff its San Angelo, Texas, wind tower production plant. The additional hires are being made based on several contracts the company has secured this year.
Martifer Energy Systems, part of Martifer Group, and Hirschfeld Wind Energy Solutions, part of Hirschfeld Industries, announced the creation of a joint venture for the manufacture of wind towers and related components in the U.S. to serve the North American markets in 2009. The project will cost an estimated $40 million and will be completed in two stages.
‘We have reached an important milestone with the award of orders from multiple global wind turbine manufacturers,’ says Richard Phillips, president of Hirschfeld Industries.
Work at the plant has already begun, and production is expected to reach a capacity of 400 towers a year by 2013.
SOURCE: Martifer Energy Systems