LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LM Wind Power) - Wind turbine manufacturer LM Wind Power today officially broke ground on a new warehouse facility in Little Rock that will transition employees from their Scott Hamilton location to the Port location. The expansion will allow LM Wind Power to store materials on site and reduce transportation costs and increase efficiencies. The new building will be over 44,000 square feet and will house operations such as warehouse and pre-molding.
“We are very excited about this new building” said Bill Burga, LM Wind Power Senior Project Director of Global Operations. “Gathering all of our activities in one location will improve operational efficiencies and allow us to serve our customers even better. We are investing in the future and this consolidation of facilities further cements our commitment to Little Rock.”
“LM Wind Power first broke ground in Little Rock in 2007 not least due to the logistical advantages of having many different transport solutions available in one place, proximity to the port and a talented workforce. These reasons remain valid also for the current expansion,” said Jeff Hathaway, Chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. “We are very excited for their future growth and stand ready to partner with them to ensure success.”
City of Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola adds: “Thanks to the investments made by the citizens of Little Rock, the port site was truly ‘shovel ready’ with roads, rail, and all utilities in place for LM Wind Power to immediately begin construction. The Little Rock Team played a major role, and continues to do so, as evidenced by LM Wind Power’s additional commitment and new investment at the Little Rock Port Authority Industrial Park.”
(Source: LM Wind Power)