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Vestas Blades of Denmark has broken ground on its first North American manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo. According to Vestas, the $62 million, 200,000 square-foot operation will produce about 700 blades a year for wind turbines when the plant begins production next year. It will also provide about 450 manufacturing jobs.

Vestas Americas president Jens Soby credited Gov. Bill Ritter, D.-Colo., and other state officials for creating a business-friendly environment for renewable energy companies such as Vestas. Ritter praised Vestas for bringing a business to Colorado that will provide jobs, create economic opportunity in rural Colorado, and contribute to the state’s goals of energy independence and improved national security.

"Not only is wind free, but it's clean," Ritter says, noting that Colorado is the 11th windiest state in the nation. "In making history here today, we are making a statement to the rest of the country that we will be renewable energy leaders around the world and certainly here in the U.S. This plant will help us fulfill that vision."


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