NOVI, Mich. (AP) -- A wind turbine assembly plant opening later this year in Oakland County is seeking to hire 250 manufacturing workers.
The Detroit News reports Friday Novi-based Global Wind Systems Inc. soon will begin hiring the skilled assembly workers for the state's first maker of delivery-ready, large-scale turbines.
Global Wind Systems' 74-ton turbines will be used by utility companies and wind farm developers for generating power.
The company received $7.3 million in tax credits in December from the Michigan Economic Growth Authority to create 256 jobs in six years.
Founder and Chief Executive Chris Long says the work is well-suited to laid-off autoworkers. Global Wind has received several thousand resumes and more than 90 percent list automotive experience.