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Friday, September 26, 2008

Cuba City gains jobs from Wausaukee Composites' wind energy foray

From an article by Craig D. Weber in the Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald:
CUBA CITY, Wis. -- Operating in what was once the Cuba City Machine building, now known as the Wausaukee Composites building, the burgeoning wind energy industry sounds a clarion call in the city of 2,000.

"Wausaukee Composites is excited to play a contributing role in the rapidly developing wind energy industry in North America," said David Lisle, president and CEO of Wausaukee Composites Inc. "We have been actively developing new manufacturing opportunities in this emerging market segment for more than two years."

That opportunity includes Cuba City. Wind turbine nacelle cover assemblies are being manufactured in the 42,000-square-foot facility located on the city's south end. Production began on Feb. 18 with about 12 employees.

"The Cuba City plant will be a dedicated facility to the wind energy industry," Lisle said, explaining the facility has the capacity to produce up to 800 wind turbine nacelles a year.

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