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Woodward Governor Co. plans to add up to 100 new jobs in Colorado through the expansion of its wind turbine inverter business, which will include a new production line in northern Colorado to support the growing demand for clean energy in the U.S. Inverters are used to convert a wind turbine's variable output into grid-compatible electrical power.

"This will complement our existing inverter operation in Kempen, Germany, and will provide enhanced support to our European customer base as they expand their presence and sales of wind turbines in the U.S.," says Tom Gendron, chairman and CEO of Woodward.

The additional production line, expected to be in pilot production this fall, will manufacture inverters in the 2 MW class. Additionally, field service for the U.S. market will be supported out of Colorado.


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