Wind Factory Watch: Eagle Claw: Oklahoma
Eagle Claw Fabrication, LLC, yesterday announced plans to build a 150,000-square-foot factory specifically designed for construction of wind turbine towers at the Port of Muskogee, Okla. The firm said it expects to create approximately 175 jobs in Phase 1 of the project.
Ground breaking for the $28 million plant is targeted for the third quarter of 2010, and the manufacturing facility is scheduled to come online as early as spring of 2011. Eagle Claw plans to move to full capacity late in 2011 to meet what it described as "pent-up and growing demand for new wind towers."
Eagle Claw said it intends to be the most efficient manufacturer of wind turbine towers in the southern part of the central U.S. wind corridor, adding, "The Company anticipates that its new fabrication facility will generate ancillary economic development for the City of Muskogee, Muskogee County and the State of Oklahoma by creating new high-paying manufacturing and management jobs, additional transportation and shipping activity, as well as increased income, sales and use tax revenues."
Previous blogs in this series:
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