Schuff Steel Moving Ahead With Wind Tower Manufacturing Plans

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Schuff Steel Co., a subsidiary of Schuff International Inc., is moving ahead with the preparation of construction documents for a new wind tower manufacturing plant planned for Ottawa, Kan.

‘We are currently building a first article prototype wind tower at our plant in Ottawa, Kan., and are pursuing opportunities for volume manufacturing of the tower,’ says Dennis Randall, executive vice president of Schuff's Midwest division. ‘Volume manufacturing of this new type of wind tower would require construction of a new plant due to its uniqueness.’

Construction documents being prepared are for the construction of a new 200,000 square foot facility at Schuff's current location on Davis Road. Schuff anticipates potential employment levels of 200 to 250 people for the new facility once it is at full capacity.

Schuff had originally planned to build the plant in North Dakota, but changing market conditions and the need for a location central to the wind belt were factors in the decision to relocate the planned facility, according to the company.

SOURCE: Schuff International Inc.

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