Butte lands wind-power manufacturing plant

A German company intends to build a manufacturing plant near Butte to assemble wind turbines for wind power machines, Gov. Brian Schweitzer and the chief executive officer of Fuhrlander AG announced Tuesday.

Construction of the $25 million plant will begin this fall at a 40-acre site about five miles southwest of Butte. The factory is expected to be open next year. The plant will assemble wind turbines, the three-by-10 meter boxes that Schweitzer described as “the brains of the operation.”

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