Saturday, January 15, 2005

Wind Energy Plant built in Pa.

Wind energy company to open plant in Cambria County

The Associated Press
January 14, 2005

A European wind-energy company will build a manufacturing plant in Cambria County, bringing nearly 240 permanent jobs to the region, Gov. Ed Rendell announced Friday.

Gamesa Corp., of Vitoria, Spain, will construct a plant that makes wind turbine generator blades in the South Park Industrial Complex in Ebensburg, about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.
The project will create jobs, including temporary construction positions and permanent manufacturing positions, Rendell's office said in a statement.
"Not only is this one of the most significant economic development announcements in decades for the Johnstown area, but it also represents a significant turnaround with Pennsylvania luring high-paying manufacturing jobs from overseas," Rendell said at the announcement in Ebensburg.
Gamesa has received a financial package worth $9.31 million through the state's Department of Community and Economic Development, which includes loans, grants and tax credits.
The wind energy manufacturer in September announced it would put its U.S. headquarters and East Coast development offices in Philadelphia and that it would build a manufacturing plant somewhere in the state. The site of the plant wasn't known until Friday.
Gamesa's development plans for the state total $40 million and will create as many as 1,000 permanent and temporary jobs, Rendell's office said.
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