URV USA, a subsidiary of Swedish manufacturer of wind turbine castings URV, plans to increase the capacity of its proposed foundry in Eaton Rapids, Mich.
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, D-Mich., made the announcement shortly after returning from an investment mission to Sweden and France. The expansion is expected to create approximately 276 jobs over the next four years.
‘Pending financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the capacity of the URV USA foundry in Eaton Rapids could eventually quadruple,’ says Granholm. ‘It would be the largest specialized foundry for wind turbine castings in the world, supplying two-thirds of the big castings market in North America.’