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3 years 4 months ago

Bennet tours Vestas factory in Pueblo

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was in Pueblo today to tour the Vestas wind tower factory. The junior senator wanted to learn more about Vestas' training program at Pueblo Community College and the company's future. Vestas projects wind energy production will increase in the U.S. by about 40% in the...

3 years 4 months ago

Fierce wind too much for Pueblo turbine

You'd think all this wind would be great to produce energy, but even wind power generators can only tolerate so much.In Pueblo, the iconic wind turbine in front of the Vestas factory has been temporarily shut down because of the ferocious wind. Vestas says its towers usually need wind...

3 years 5 months ago

OSHA cites Vestas for safety violations

Government safety regulators have found several rule violations at the Pueblo Vestas wind tower plant related to an accident that killed an employee last October. John Keel, 21, was pinned between a forklift and a train while helping load wind towers on a rail car. OSHA investigated and...

3 years 7 months ago

Vestas sells more wind generators

Vestas has received an order for 44 wind turbines to be installed near American Falls, Idaho for Ridgeline Energy. "We look forward to working with Ridgeline on its Rockland wind energy project," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. "Ridgeline is a highly respected and experienced developer of commercial-scale...

3 years 7 months ago

Vestas gets another order

Vestas has received an order for 24 wind turbines for a project near Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. "Minnesota is one of the leading states for wind power, and we are excited to help create more clean, reliable energy here," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. This is Vestas'...

3 years 10 months ago

Gov. Bill Ritter in Pueblo today

Gov. Bill Ritter will visit Vestas Towers plant in Pueblo this morning, where he'll discuss Colorado's leadership in the New Energy Economy. Vestas, maker of wind generators, is hosting more than 100 international investors and journalists for the company's bi-annual Capital Markets Day.

4 years 6 days ago

Vestas lands big contract

WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) - Vestas Wind Systems says it has received its largest order for wind turbines for a single site, and a majority of the parts will be manufactured in Colorado. The Danish company said Wednesday that it received an order for 190 turbines for Terra-Gen's Alta Wind...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Vestas looking to hire 182 workers in Pueblo

Vestas is looking to hire 182 more workers in Pueblo. This information was announced Tuesday, during a media tour at the wind turbine manufacturing plant, located south of Pueblo. The company is looking for people who are who are skilled in plasma cutting, welding and painting according to Tony Knopp...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Pueblo employer Vestas continues expansion

Vestas Wind Systems plans to open a research and development office in Louisville that will employ up to 240 people over the next several years. Vestas already has operations in three Colorado communities, including Pueblo. The Danish company announced its new plans Tuesday during the Louisville City Council meeting....

4 years 2 months ago

Gov. Ritter in Texas for wind energy conference

Gov. Bill Ritter is in Dallas attending the 2010 American Wind Energy Association's Windpower Conference. The governor is promoting Colorado's New Energy Economy. The conference is expected to attract more than 23,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors over four days. Wind industry leaders from around the world are showcasing energy,...

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