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Vermont Wind-Turbine Maker
Tapping Michigan Companies to Fuel Growth

Monday, March 9, 2009
Northern Power, Barre, VT, has announced plans to begin contract manufacturing in Michigan, possibly later in 2009. The firm, which manufactures 100-kW wind turbines, plans to open two new production facilities to serve the central United States, and is only 25 percent along the to securing future partners to support its expansion plans. One partner on board, Merrill Tool & Machine, near Saginaw, MI, will supply 20 percent of the content needed to build Northern Power’s 121-ft. turbines. And, Northern Power has met with Grand-Rapids-based Cascade Engineering as well. Merrill Tool & Machine offers engineering, fabrication, assembly, finishing and other services. Cascade Engineering provides engineered plastic systems and components. Northern Machine is looking to source, from Michigan companies, controller cabinets, nacelles, generator builds and engineering and R & D. Learn more at

Ultra Tech Acquires Motch & Eichele

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Ultra Tech Machinery, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, a builder of metal-cutting and forming equipment and an authorized integrator of Fanuc robotic systems, acquired The Motch & Eichele Co., Eastlake, OH. The Motch & Eichele Co. markets and services metalworking equipment such as laser-machining systems, vertical-machining and turning centers, grinding machines and rotary transfer machines, and services OH, Western PA, KY, IN and MI. Learn more at or

Harrington Hoists Expands CA Operation

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Hoist and crane manufacturer Harrington Hoists, Manheim, PA, has completed the expansion of its office space and warehouse in Corona, CA, to accommodate additional manufacturing, personnel and product storage. The firm produces electric- and air-powered chain hoists and trolleys, electric wire-rope hoists and trolleys, overhead cranes and crane accessories, and more;


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