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In an effort to boost capacity of small and midsized manufacturing firms, GLWN will partner with the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation to enable the foundation to play a larger role in helping to increase domestic content of North America's wind turbines, stimulate new investments in manufacturing, technology and jobs, and support the expanding U.S. wind energy market.

Launched in 2007 as the Great Lakes WIND Network, GLWN is an initiative of WIRE-Net, a nonprofit economic development organization located in Cleveland, Ohio.

In October, the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation was awarded a $560,000 Manufacturing Extension Partnership grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the clean energy manufacturing center - a $1.3 million program aimed at aiding U.S. manufacturers in developing a domestic supply chain for the emerging wind energy industry.

As part of its work with the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation's Clean Energy Manufacturing Center, GLWN will work with four Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers (Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center, Indiana Purdue TAP, Montana MEP and West Virginia MEP), the American Wind Energy Association, the United SteelWorkers, and the Alliance for American Manufacturing to develop a series of programs and services that will help accelerate the development and increase the capacity of domestic supply chains in the emerging wind energy industry.

SOURCE: GLWN


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