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New Region 8 plant starts production

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  Nordex, the new wind-turbine plant in Jonesboro has started production.  Currently forty-two employees have been hired, however by 2014 the plant is expected to have 700 employees.

Nordex says it aims to make its supply chain 80% to 90% domestic over the next 12 to 18 months citing supplier Beckmann Volmer, which has built a plant in Osceola.  When full production is up to speed the plant will be able to produce a turbine in about two weeks.

A grand opening for the new Nordex plant is planned for Friday, October 29th.

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