Solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility opened in Wisconsin
The new Helios USA solar photovoltair manufacturing facility in Wisconsin is already producing modules and expects to create more than 50 long-term jobs.
Helios USA LLC has announced the opening of their solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility in the state of Wisconsin. The plant is already reportedly producing PV modules and expects to create more than 50 long-term jobs at the facility.
Milwaukee is located in the Midwestern region of the U.S., and is one of many cities in the region that reportedly relied heavily on manufacturing in the past and has had to redefine its economy in recent decades.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey