"Consolidating supply chain data within one resource will have a beneficial impact on Maine’s economic development through better utilization of local resources," explains MWII Director and Industry Coordinator Paul Williamson.
The soon-to-be-live online wind energy-ME supply-chain product and business locator will help equipment manufacturers, wind project developers, and professional service providers identify potential business partners and supply chain suppliers through name and specification search tools. This convenient online locator will expedite the Maine wind energy supply chain search process to increase sales contacts, uncover new supply opportunities, and demonstrate Maine’s expanding wind energy supply chain capabilities.
Demonstrations of the new online wind energy-ME supply-chain product and business locator will take place at the Maine Wind Industry Pavilion – WINDPOWER booth 1321 – at the Georgia World Congress Center, on June 3-6.
The Maine Technology Institute provided funding to develop this necessary online wind energy-ME supply-chain product and business locator and the following trade association partners assisted in data gathering: AGC, MAMe, MCA, E2Tech, and MMTA.
A supply chain development group with over 100 members, the Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) provides wind energy development services to all Maine supply-chain categories. MWII is collaborative economic development initiative that is composed of the following organized industry clusters: Maine Composites Industry (MCA), Heavy Constructors (AGC), Precision manufacturing and machining (MAMe), Marine Trades (MMTA), Environmental and Professional Services (E2Tech), Engineering (ACEC), Research and Development (AEWC), Transportation Logistics (Maine Port Authority), and major wind site developers, engineering and environment consulting firms.