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Business remains solidly on track for Vestas Wind Systems.
The company announced Tuesday the opening of its Brighton Nacelles Plant and the hiring of hundreds of new jobs. Vestas, which currently employs more than 1,000 people across Colorado, said it would hire an additional 850 persons, mostly production staff, with 750 of those hires at the Brighton blade facility and another 100 at the Windsor blade plant.
Speaking before a throng of reporters July 13, nacelles factory manager Torben Poulsen said that, in addition to those currently on staff, the company “continues to seek qualified people to fill a number of job openings for a variety of positions in our factories.” Part of the renewed vigor springs from a 250-megawatt order placed by Enbridge/Renewable Energy Systems Americas that will require some 139 Vestas turbines to be installed in the Cedar Point Wind project across Lincoln, Elbert and Arapahoe counties. All of those turbines are slated for construction in the existing Colorado plant, the largest of its kind in the corporation, possessed with the latest technology, according to Poulsen. The renewed interest in wind energy orders is a boon to a company Poulsen said remains committed to the Colorado economy and alternative energy.
“Vestas never backed down from our stated commitment to bring our three factories online in Colorado in 2010,” Poulsen said. “Instead, Vestas invested significantly in our factories, and we have been hiring.”
Poulsen said the Vestas commitment extends deeply into the local community, outstripping the confines of the local campus.
“We are committed to building the local economies where our factories are located,” Poulsen said. “This commitment is evident through our work with sub-suppliers, our engagement with local service and construction businesses, and our commitment to be a good neighbor in the communities where our factories are located.”’
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