Colorado Wind Turbine Maker Plans to Hire 1,000
July 15, 2010
The Associated Press reports Vestas Wind Systems announced it will hire more than 1,000 people at three Colorado plants that manufacture wind turbine components after receiving a surge of orders for the electricity generators in the U.S. and Canada. Vestas said 850 of the jobs will be at two plants that make blades. One is already operating in Windsor and another is nearing completion in Brighton. An additional 167 new jobs will be created at a Pueblo plant that makes towers for the turbines. Vestas has a second plant in Brighton that makes nacelles, housings that contain the turbine''s generator, transformer and gearbox. The recent jobs announced are in addition to as many as 240 positions announced last week for a Vestas research and development office planned in Louisville, Colo.