Wind Turbine Plant Starts Production

Nordex USA's wind turbine manufacturing plant is set to begin operation Monday.

Workers will start work on a wind turbine nacelle, which houses the engine and other components that are placed on top of the tower.

"Two years ago we announced our intention to make Nordex wind turbines in the U.S., for the U.S.," said Ralf Sigrist, president and chief executive officer of Nordex USA Inc. "Today we are putting our hands to the metal and doing it. We hope Congress will do the same by finally passing meaningful renewable energy legislation."

The initial Jonesboro crew recently completed a 10-week training course in Rostock, Germany. Nordex's world headquarters are located in Germany, while Nordex USA is based in Chicago.