CS Wind expects to meet demand for continental U.S. from factory in Pueblo it acquired from Vestas in 2021
The factory in Pueblo that produces towers for wind turbines, already the largest in the world, will likely grow. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that the owner, South Korea-based CS Wind, hopes to triple the workforce to 1,100 employees and add two new buildings.
If this expansion occurs as planned, the workforce at CS Wind will rival that of the steel plant. The steel plant is also expanding. A $500 million solar-powered mill under construction will deliver quarter-mile-long rails.
Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar reported that during a trip to Korea he was told by CS Wind’s chairman that the company intends to build all of its land-based wind towers for the entire United States at the Pueblo factory.
CS Wind bought the factory from the Danish firm Vestas in August 2021. Vestas had opened the plant in 2009. CS also plans a factory on the East Coast dedicated to manufacturing towers for off-shore installation.
While in Korea, Gradisar and other Pueblo representatives rode on a bullet train. The mayor noted that the technology likely originated in Colorado, at Pueblo’s Transportation Technology Center, but Colorado itself has no high-speed trains, although the technology has existed for a half-century.
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