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.