Molded Fiber Glass Produces First Wind Turbine Blade

South Dakota-based company has rolled out its first wind turbine blade for its only customer, General Electric.

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) -- A new Aberdeen company has rolled out its first wind turbine blade.

Molded Fiber Glass official Rob Dinsmore joked that he didn't know if "it's a boy or a girl," but it's 37 meters long and weighs 12,000 pounds.

Blades are made in sets of three, and Dinsmore says the first two sets are done.

Dinsmore says he won't know where the blades are going until the truck arrives to pick them up.

General Electric is the plant's lone customer.

The Aberdeen Development Corp. built the plant for about $21 million. Including expenses paid by the company, the plant cost about $40 million.

The Ohio-based firm employs 220 people in Aberdeen.

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