Wind Factory Watch: ZF Industries, Georgia
Germany's ZF Group, a major manufacturer of drive train equipment, broke ground recently on a $90-million wind turbine gearbox factory in Gainesville, GA.
The new plant, company officials said, will employ 215 workers when it is fully operational in 2012.
At the same time, it offers yet another concrete answer (along with other wind equipment factories going up in Arkansas, South Carolina and elsewhere) to Congressional opponents of a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES).
Those opponents have argued strenuously that an RES (a national requirement that utilities obtain a minimum percentage of their ...