Eaton Rapids-based Dowding Industries is encouraging area manufacturers to retool their business models to accommodate the growing wind energy industry in the state.
According to excerpts from the article:
Jeff Metts, president of Dowding Industries in Eaton Rapids, said those jobs and more could be replaced if Michigan becomes serious about fostering a wind energy industry. Those jobs would be created at places such as Dowding, where blades, turbines and other wind energy components would be engineered and manufactured.
And even though Metts was ready to move his company from Eaton Rapids to Iowa just two years ago, today he is pushing to create those jobs in Michigan.
Metts has met with the governor and government officials in Washington in an effort to get them to invest in Michigan's budding alternative energy industry. Currently, much of the wind energy industry is based abroad.
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