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Vermont Wind-Turbine Maker
Tapping Michigan Companies to Fuel Growth

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 www.northernpower.com.

 

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