Production Begins At Siemens Plant

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) -- Hutchinson is getting in on the wind turbine business as Siemens Energy starts production at a new $50 million plant in the city.

Plant Manager Claus Ungstrup says the facility already has enough orders to keep it busy through 2011.

It makes 2.3-megawatt wind turbine nacelles, the housings that include the generator, transformer and gearbox.

The Hutchinson News reported that Ungstrup says production is going slowly for now as people are still being trained.

Eventually, the plant may employ 400 workers.
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