PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Molded Fiber Glass Companies is building a new plant in Aberdeen, S.D., that will make the huge blades that turn wind turbines.
The plant will be owned by the Aberdeen Development Corporation and leased and operated by the company, which is headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio. State officials say it represents a $40 million investment and the creation of up to 750 jobs.
State officials say the new plant will help GE Energy meet a worldwide demand for the wind turbines.
The plant plans to supply more turbine blades to GE Energy starting in 2008.