Jul 21, 2014 - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said on Friday it would hire 800 new workers at its plants in Colorado by the end of the year to respond to growing demand.
With the move the Danish firm’ total headcount in Colorado will increase to 2,800, said Adam Serchuk, Vestas’ senior director of marketing and communications for North America, as cited by local media. About 300 job positions will be opened at the company’s blade factory in Windsor and another 400 will be added at its nacelle manufacturing plant in Brighton. In addition, the Danish firm will hire 100 people at its Pueblo tower factory.
The turbine maker has sent recruiting letters to some former employees, offering them full-time jobs. People with experience in manufacturing will be most needed, including welders, production engineers, industrial mechanics, industrial electricians, health and safety specialists and buyers. It will train new workers, as well.
In the past few weeks, Vestas secured orders for 370 of wind turbines in the US, providing work for its plans until the start of 2016, Serchuk said. Among the orders is a 450-MW contract from EDF Renewable Energy and a 166-MW deal from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc (RES Americas).
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