Monroe, Mich.-based Ventower Industries has broken ground on its 115,000 square-foot wind tower manufacturing facility. The ceremony, held at the facility's site at the Port of Monroe, marks the culmination of cooperative work between Ventower management; local, state and federal government; and funding agencies.
Earlier this year, Ventower was awarded an advanced-energy manufacturing tax credit under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The company was one of 12 companies that received bipartisan support from Michigan's congressional delegation.
Ventower is a fabricator and supplier of industrial-scale wind turbine towers. Focused on original equipment manufacturers, the company plans to provide wind towers to customers throughout the Great Lakes region by using waterborne, rail and truck transportation options.
It is expected that the plant's construction will be completed in approximately nine months. Ventower plans on building up to 250 towers per year and will be taking orders for deliveries beginning in mid-2011.
SOURCE: Ventower Industries