Company To Move Into Wind Tower Plant In Brandon
by Associated Press
April 21, 2013 10:05 AM
A 150,000 square-foot plant in Brandon originally built by a wind tower manufacturing firm that never ended up using it is getting a new company.
The Canada-based wind tower manufacturer Marmen Inc. plans to hire 200 people at the plant.
The company says it will be its first U.S. facility, and it hopes to use the plant to increase market share in the wind industry. It praised the South Dakota site for its location and transportation costs.
The Brandon building sits on 41 acres in the Corson Development Park on the north side of Interstate 90.
It was built in 2010 for Tower Tech Systems, a division of Broadwind Energy, but operations were put on hold because the company could not secure enough contracts.