Wind tower maker gets fed aid to build plant in ND

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s congressional delegation says Schuff Steel Co. is getting $7.1 million in tax credits through the federal economic stimulus package to establish a wind tower manufacturing plant in Bismarck.

Phoenix-based Schuff Steel describes itself as the nation’s largest structural steel fabricator and erector. It has plants in 10 states.

Democratic Sens. Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad and Rep. Earl Pomeroy say the Bismarck plant will have the capacity to produce up to 300 wind towers per year. They say it will help North Dakota boost its status as a major producer of wind energy.