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Gestamp and Worthington Partner to Build Cheyenne, Wyoming, Wind Turbine Plant

Area Development Online News Desk (02/15/2011)
Gestamp Renewables and Worthington Energy Group are building a wind tower manufacturing plant in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The companies will construct the facility under the joint venture Gestamp Worthington Wind Steel, LLC.

"We looked at several locations and considered all of the aspects of logistics, business costs, work force, and regional market projections. Wyoming was at the top of the list," said Ralph Roberts, president of the Worthington Global Group. "In addition, we saw in Wyoming what we considered to be a very good alignment with our company's strong work ethic, culture, and philosophy, grounded in the Golden Rule. Gestamp Worthington and Wyoming will be a very good fit for each other."

The 160,000-square-foot facility will be built in the Cheyenne Logistics Hub. The company expects to invest $40 million on the construction, land improvements, and equipment, and will create 150 local jobs. Construction will begin in the spring.

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