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Danish Windmill Manufacturer
Ramping up in North America

Friday, January 30, 2009
Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S, which in 2008 opened its first North American manufacturing plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, now employs 1200 here in engineering, service and skilled labor. The firm expects that number to grow to more than 4000 by the end of 2010, including plans to build new assembly factories in Colorado (Brighton and Pueblo), as well as continue to build up its U.S. headquarters in Houston, TX, and establish a new research and development center in Boston, MA. “Vestas is developing its U.S. supply chain in areas such as castings, metal fabrication, composites, bearings, gears and electromechanical components,” says company executive Soren Husted. Learn more at

Ramcel on Target for ISO 14001 Certification

Friday, January 30, 2009
Precision metalforming company and custom tooling manufacturer Ramcel Engineering Co., Northbrook, IL, has been recertified to TS 16949:2002 and ISO 9001:2000, and has begun the certification process to ISO14001, which it expects to complete later this year. Learn more about the company and its application of state-of-the-art technology in the areas of in-line vision systems and in-die sensing at

Wisconsin Firm Turns Tax Credit
Toward Workforce Development

Thursday, January 29, 2009
D&S Manfuacturing, Black River Falls, WI, recently received word from Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle that it had been deemed eligible for a $250,000 state income-tax credit through the Western Wisconsin Technology Zone. Eligible companies earn tax credits through capital investments, job creation and any increase in property taxes—D&S is in the midst of a $6.4 million facility expansion plan, and pledges to use its tax credit on workforce development. The company is a custom manufacturer of large-scale parts and assemblies for customers including Caterpillar, Oshkosh Corp. and The Trane Co.;


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