Automotive company installing wind turbines at plant
Honda has brought in Juhl Wind, a renewable energy specialist company, to develop two utility-scale wind turbines in an $8 million project at the company's Ohio plant.
Honda has tapped community renewable energy specialist Juhl Wind to develop, install and operate two utility-scale wind turbines at the Japanese auto giant’s transmission plant in Russell’s Point, Ohio.
Juhl Wind is providing full development services along with construction management of the $8m project, which is scheduled to be completed this year. A turbine supplier has yet to be selected.
Once the turbines begin operating, the Honda transmission plant will obtain 10% of its electricity directly from wind turbines located on its property, Project development VP Corey Juhl said.
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
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