GRI Renewable Industries recently announced that the company is in negotiations with the Economic Development Corp. of Amarillo, Texas, regarding construction of a facility to manufacture wind towers in the United States.

The proposed project is expected to employ approximately 300 people and supply the U.S. market with approximately 400 wind towers per year. The facility is scheduled to be fully operational in late 2016.

"With this new factory in the U.S. market, GRI will utilize its experience and knowhow as a leading global supplier of wind towers," said Javier Imaz, CEO of GRI. "We initially considered locations in several states as part of our business strategy to serve the U.S. wind industry. Our decision to select Amarillo included key factors such as the pro-business environment in the state of Texas, Amarillo’s favorable geographical location and good workforce as well as a package of state and local incentives."

As the industrial wind division of Gonvarri Steel Industries, GRI Renewable Industries currently has 10 manufacturing plants in Spain, Brazil, China, Turkey, India and South Africa that manufacture and supply wind towers and flanges to the wind energy industry worldwide.

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