The secretary of the U.S. Energy Steven Chu today visited the plant of the Spanish engineering company Ingeteam in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) to show support for the work of companies specializing in renewable energy in this country.
“We are a foreign company in difficult times has invested heavily in the American market,” told the managing director Ingeteam subsidiary in the U.S., Aitor Sotes, who explained so Chu has decided to visit these facilities do Completed about a year.
The Spanish company, which after an investment of 10 million euros employs more than fifty workers in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), plans to expand its workforce to 275 employees by 2015 and expand its business into other areas such as rail or naval Sotes said.
Therefore, in his visit to the plant over 33,000 square meters, the U.S. Energy Secretary, accompanied by the mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, stressed the importance of activity Ingeteam for creating so-called “green jobs “and for the economy as a whole.
The Spanish company in the United States produces wind generators and inverters, and photovoltaic converters, has benefited over one million dollars from a program that encourages investment in renewable energy in this country, which helped his entry into this market.
“The secretary wanted to get an example of the effect such programs when it comes to encourage investment in industrial production tech sectors,” said Sotes, who said the Spanish company is “delighted” that Chu has known her facilities.
Chu’s visit is related to the support of senior enlargement in the Congress of the “production tax credits,” which promotes the generation of wind energy through tax credits and according Sotes production has benefited indirectly Ingeteam .
The managing director of the Spanish company in the United States said that the U.S. market has “huge potential” and that his presence here serves as a “launching point” to make known to Ingeteam to U.S. customers to bring business to your plants in Spain and other countries.
Ingeteam has over 3,000 employees worldwide and subsidiaries in other countries such as Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, France and China.
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