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Wind Energy Firm to Locate Development Center in New Albany

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A manufacturer of wind energy technology has announced plans to site a new development and production facility in New Albany, Ind., creating more than 260 new jobs by 2012.

WindStream Technologies Inc., which manufactures small-scale wind turbines called TurboMills, will invest several million dollars to establish its newest operations at the Purdue Technology Center in the Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana. The 725-acre research park is home to one of the largest university-affiliated business incubation complexes in the country. The park is currently home to more than 160 companies, approximately 100 of which are technology related, with another 39 being incubator businesses.

WindStream is a start-up company that is currently operating out of Manhattan Beach, Calif. The company plans to begin hiring assembly and distribution associates and professional staff as facility and equipment upgrades are made at the site.

WindStream’s TurboMills are designed to capture wind energy in urban settings. The devices are engineered to be an efficient, low-cost option used to supplement a customer’s energy needs, reducing electricity cost and carbon footprint.