Siemens Project Information
Siemens Breaks Ground in Hutchinson – September 17, 2009
Chamber and Siemens to Provide Public Overview of Planned Hutchinson Facility – May 8, 2009
Siemens Chooses Hutchinson – May 5, 2009
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1) What will be made at the plant?
Nacelles and hubs for wind turbines will be assembled at this facility. Nacelles are the large RV-sized boxes at the top of the towers and contain all the mechanical parts of the wind turbine. A hub is the part to which the blades connect. To learn more about Siemens wind turbines click here.
2) Where will the plant be built?
The plant is located on 108 acres in Salt City Business Park in Hutchinson. The Park is 0.5 miles north of US Hwy. 50 and 0.5 miles west of Airport Road on Enterprise Drive.
3) How many jobs will Siemens create in Hutchinson?
Siemens plans to create 400 jobs at this facility, including approximately 350 production positions.
4) How big will the plant be?
The plant will be 300,000 square feet. Siemens also plans to construct an 80,000 square foot service center just north of the plant.
5) When will construction of the plant begin?
Siemens conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking on September 17. Dirt work began in November and construction is underway. Steel began to go up in early April.
6) How much will Siemens invest in this facility?
The plant will cost around $30 million to construct and complete with machinery and equipment.
1) How can I apply for a job at the Siemens plant?
Because the plant will not open until late 2010, Siemens is planning to begin the hiring process in June 2010. They have hired a few key individuals, and they will hold a job fair for the first round of production workers in June.
2) What types of skills is Siemens seeking?
Siemens is looking for individuals with mechanical skills, machining and welding as well as other typical manufacturing skills.
4) How can I prepare myself to get a job with Siemens?
The Hutchinson Workforce Center offers skills assessments and can connect job seekers with training through Hutchinson Community College. Some individuals may qualify for financial assistance for training.
1) I would like my company to be a subcontractor for this project. Who can I contact? You may contact Kate Quinlan-Laird at the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce to be added to a database of interested companies. That list will be shared with Siemens and the general contractor.
Gray Construction, ranked 9th among U.S. Top Manufacturing Facility Contractors, has been tapped by Siemens to design, engineer and construct the new facility.
Companies wishing to enter the wind energy supply chain can visit www.kansaswindindustry.com. Commerce offers updates to companies about supply chain events on this site. The site also houses the supply chain survey.
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