GLWN Targets Expanding Wind Power Markets

GLWN announced today that Ohio will host GLWN’s first Advanced Wind Workshop designed to help wind farm developers, turbine designers, component manufacturers, and engineering, construction, operations, maintenance and logistics firms build connections to support and expand the region’s wind industry. The program will be held Wednesday, June 16th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the National Composite Center in Kettering, Ohio and will feature industry experts from firms including Minster Wind and Twenty First Century Energy, LLC in small group panel presentations to permit high value discussion and networking time.

According to Ed Weston, Director of GLWN, “We designed this new Advanced WIND Workshop to encourage collaboration. GLWN helps build connections to grow the domestic supply chain and jobs in wind industry. This workshop will help U.S. manufacturers, wind turbine designers, wind farm developers, construction, operations, engineering, logistics, and maintenance firms by speeding up the process between the development phase, and the manufacturing, construction, and installation phases, as well as support long-term wind turbine operations and maintenance which is important to the sustaining the U.S. wind industry. This GLWN workshop will provide new product and supplier information, while creating opportunities for participants to build collaborations that will create jobs and ultimately help close gaps in the domestic supply chain.” Register online at or call 216.588.1440, ext. 101 to attend GLWN’s full-day Advanced Wind Workshop, which also includes lunch and a tour of the National Composite Center.

GLWN: Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, GLWN – is an international wind energy supply chain advisory group and network of manufacturers and suppliers whose mission is to increase the domestic content of North America’s wind turbines and to grow the supply chain for the wind industry. The network connects OEMs with manufacturers to support business expansion, investment and new jobs in the wind sector. Launched as Great Lakes WIND Network, GLWN is now a Global WIND Network comprised over 1,500 suppliers to the wind industry. Started in 2007, GLWN is an initiative of WIRE-Net, which is a non-profit economic development organization with a membership of 230 manufacturing-related companies that employ 10,000 people.