ELGIN, Ill. (AP) -- A Georgia-based company says it will open a plant employing 355 workers in the Chicago suburb of Elgin to produce wind turbine gear drivers.
A groundbreaking is planned Wednesday for the Siemens Energy and Automation facility. The new plant will cost $20 million and will be in addition to another plant in Elgin that the company runs, employing 150 workers.
The facility will be finished in March. State and local officials offered Siemens about $1 million in grants and incentives to build in Elgin.
Anne Cooney is vice president of the power conversion division of Siemens. She says the facility will produce goods that will help the company's customers meet the growing demand for sustainable resources.