• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues


German Wind Power Company Opens New Facility in Atlanta, GA, Expected to Employ Up to 250

ZF Wind Power LLC celebrated the grand opening of its $98 million plant in Gainesville, GA, this week. Once operations commence in 2012, it will eventually hire up to 250 employees.

The German-based company will make 6-ton Atlas 1 wind turbine gearboxes at the new facility, located in the Gainesville Business Park.

"We're just pleased that Georgia and especially North Georgia...can be a part of the ongoing effort in the alternative energy movement," said Gov. Nathan Deal at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. "We think this facility here is another step forward for our state. We're becoming a state in which alternative energy providers are looking and locating."

According to the Washington, D.C.-based American Wind Energy Association, at least five manufacturing facilities in the state are manufacturing components for wind energy projects.

Follow Area Development