ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) -- A plant being built at Aberdeen should be ready to begin making blades for wind turbines in a month or so.
Molded Fiber Glass, an Ashtabula, Ohio-based firm, will lease the $21 million building from the Aberdeen Development Corp.
The first 18 workers who were hired are currently training at a company plant in Texas, and a second group will be sent soon, said Darl Anderson, project director.
Molded Fiber Glass will start with about 50 employees, but hopes to have 200 by August. That number could jump to 700 or 750 by late next year.
Blades made at the plant will be 122 and 132 feet long. They will be fitted on General Electric's 1.5 megawatt wind turbines, among the most widely used in the world.