Muncie, Indiana, (July 23, 2010) – The Wind Energy Manufacturing Association (WEMA), Inc. has been established to help enhance and promote the Wind Energy Industry in the United States. It was announced at the WIndiana trade show conference in Indianapolis that WEMA will locate its headquarters office in Muncie, Indiana.
WEMA goals are: JOB CREATION Create manufacturing jobs as companies are able to locate and/or expand their wind energy manufacturing in the United States. UNITE Bring those interested in manufacturing together to have a positive impact on the wind energy industry. EDUCATE Provide educational opportunities to those just starting in the wind energy industry. NETWORK Bring together new and existing manufacturers with OEMs in the industry. JOINT VENTURES & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS Support opportunities to bring foreign technology to the U.S. via business partnerships and technological transfers.
WEMA joins Brevini and VAT in Muncie-Delaware County and grows Delaware County and East Central Indiana s presence in the wind and alternative industry sectors. The office will be located at 345 South High Street in downtown Muncie.
Frank Hoffman, WEMA President and partner with the law firm of Krieg Devault, said this opportunity to participate at the start of a high growth industry only comes once every 50 years or so, and we are very appreciative of the support from all of our partners in Delaware County
This is great news for our city, county and region, said Muncie Mayor Sharon McShurley. Muncie-Delaware County continues to establish itself as a leader in wind energy in Indiana and the associations decision to locate here is further testimony to this fact, added McShurley.
Alternative energy is a targeted industry sector for our county, said Terry Murphy, Vice President, Economic Development for the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance. We are excited by WEMAs decision and look forward to building a strong partnership with them. We believe WEMAs presence will increase the number of business opportunities we see and that will ultimately lead to new job creation in the city, county, region and state, added Murphy.
Jay Julian, President and CEO of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce noted the Economic Development Alliance, Chamber of Commerce, City of Muncie, Delaware County Commissioners, Ivy Tech Community College and Ball State University have been jointly working to bring this project to fruition for nearly a year. We look forward to WEMA growing and becoming a leading advocate for the wind energy business, added Julian. Further information on the association can be found at www.wemawind.org.
Source: Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance
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WIND ENERGY MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATION LOCATES HEADQUARTERS IN MUNCIE Muncie, Indiana, (July 23, 2010) – The Wind Energy Manufacturing Association (WEMA), Inc. has been established to help enhance and promote the Wind Energy Industry in the United States. It was announced at the “WIndiana” trade show conference in Indianapolis that WEMA will locate its headquarters office
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