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Nordex USA, Inc., the US subsidiary of Nordex AG has announced plans to locate its US manufacturing facility in Jonesboro.
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Nordex will invest approximately US$ 100 million in the new facility, which will employ 700 people at an average wage of US$ 17.00 an hour. The company is building on 187 acres in the Craighead Technology Park. Nordex's Jonesboro operation will be an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that will comprise every component of a wind turbine except the tower, including the manufacturing of rotor blades and the assembly of nacelles. The facility will have a target annual assembly capacity of approximately 750MW, with planned production to start by January 2010. Nordex will focus in Jonesboro on its large-scale turbine family N90 and N100 (2.5MW). As a result of this project, Jonesboro and the surrounding region can also expect numerous parts and components suppliers for Nordex to locate in the area.
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