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Canton, Mich.-based Danotek Motion Technologies celebrated the opening of a manufacturing center that will produce electric generators for wind turbines. The 40,000 square-foot Danotek facility has the capacity to produce up to 4,000 generators per year, creating 150 professional and skilled jobs, as well as opportunities for local components sourcing, and other services such as forging, casting, machining and electronics assembly.

The facility is in its first phase of operation, with plans for expansion scheduled.

"Michigan has the chance to become a leader in wind energy," says Dan Gizaw, president and CEO of Danotek. "The state's existing manufacturing and engineering infrastructure, skilled labor force and national ranking in wind generation capacity make it a perfect location for Danotek operations."

Danotek's patent-pending, variable-speed, permanent magnet generators save more than $1 million per turbine for wind farm developers and wind turbine original equipment manufacturers over the life of a turbine, according to the company. The generator's design offers high performance at low wind speed.

SOURCE: Danotek Motion Technologies

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