A proposed green energy plant got the go-ahead Monday for its plans to put a $20 million manufacturing facility and a wind and solar energy farm in Ocmulgee East Industrial Park. Despite lingering questions about the company’s financial standing, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority approved a six-month option to NW Technologies for 30 acres at the park. The company’s plan would create 150 new jobs over five years. Those workers would have a new place to eat and gas up their cars if another plan pitched to the authority comes to fruition.
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Posted March 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
Its parent company, WINPRO Japan, already provides solar- and wind-powered energy in Japan and other parts of Asia. Company officals first asked for the option in October. However, delays in getting the required financial documents from the company postponed any vote. The option charges the company a $2,500 fee while allowing the authority to nix the deal if not satisfied with progress after six months. The authority’s properties committee recommended approving the option because of the “low risk” to the authority. The first phase of the project would include a $5 million investment on 5 acres to build a manufacturing facility to build the solar and wind power generators. That phase would create 25 direct jobs and would be completed in 12 months.
Subsequent phases would add an energy farm and a research and development center for nanotechnology.To contact writer Rodney Manley, call 744-4623.
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Posted March 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
The Boeing Co. plans to deliver aircraft from Everett in style after a March 5 groundbreaking ceremony for a new delivery center. The stand-alone center, sort of like a luxury auto dealership on steroids, will feature two...
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Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
Virdia Inc. has a new name, a new CEO, a fresh round of funding, and plans to expand into the South. Formerly known as HCL CleanTech Inc., the Redwood City-based company develops cellulosic sugars. Its technology process essentially converts wood chips into products used in renewable chemicals, nutritional products and biofuels. Virdia has approximately 50 employees and is growing by about three...
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