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Nordex USA held a groundbreaking celebration at the construction site of its US$ 100 million manufacturing facility in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
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At the event, management presented its vision for a renewable energy future, as well as details on plans to hire 700 people by 2014 to produce 300 wind turbines per year. Hiring will span about four years. Nordex plans to locally employ close to 100 people by the end of 2010, as it begins ramping up nacelle assembly. The nacelle workforce will gradually reach up to 240 people as the plant approaches full capacity over the next two and a half years. Recruiting and hiring will follow a similar pattern for the rotor blade facility, which will be built in phase two of the construction. The US$ 40 million nacelle assembly plant will have 115,000 square feet of production space, 10,000 square feet for a Training Academy and 35,000 square feet of office space. The US$ 60 million rotor blade facility is then expected to begin production in late 2012.
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