Wind Factory Watch: Avanti: Wisconsin
Avanti Wind Systems, which describes itself as the "leading world market producer of work cages/service lifts, ladder systems and other personal safety systems for wind turbine towers," says it has completed a new factory in New Berlin, Wis., to supply the North American wind market.
“The factory in Wisconsin will enable us to move employment to the USA, while also allowing us to give faster and better service to our customers throughout North America,” says Kent Pedersen, General Manager for Avanti Wind Systems in the U.S.
The Avanti announcement is a reminder that the U.S. wind industry currently employs 85,000 workers, with enormous potential to grow. A national RES and other policies to promote clean energy technologies will create over 275,000 jobs in the wind sector alone. Thirty-seven nations around the world have adopted long-term, binding renewable energy targets. We urgently need similar certainty in the U.S. in order to compete successfully for the new factories and skilled manufacturing jobs wind energy brings that can revitalize the industrial sector of our economy.
Previous posts in this series:
Wind Factory Watch: Second Wind: Massachusetts, 9/2/10
Wind Factory Watch: TPI Composites: Massachusetts, 8/26/10
Wind Factory Watch: Blade Dynamics: Louisiana, 8/25/10
Wind Factory Watch: Vestas: Colorado, 7/7/10
Wind Factory Watch: Eagle Claw: Oklahoma, 6/30/10
Wind Factory Watch: Alstom: Texas, 5/27/10
Wind Factory Watch: Beckmann Volmer: Arkansas, 5/21/10
Wind Factory Watch: Ingersoll Machine Tools, 5/15/10
Wind Factory Watch: ZF Industries: Georgia, 5/10/10