Wind Turbine Maker Scouts for Site

Executive says nearly 400 jobs could be created over next 3 years.

By Christopher J. Hughes chughes@golackawanna.com
Go Lackawanna Editor

SCRANTON – A wind turbine development company with ties to Northeastern Pennsylvania hopes to build a manufacturing facility in the region by next year, company officials said Tuesday.

Executives from WindTamer Corp., based in Rochester, N.Y., toured facilities in Jessup, Lackawanna County, on Tuesday and plan to visit at least two locations in Wilkes-Barre in the coming weeks.

The hope, according to President and CEO Bill Schmitz, is to bring a full facility to Pennsylvania by Jan. 1, if not sooner. Schmitz said nearly 400 jobs could be created over the next three years if their projections are accurate.

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