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Clovis getting wind farm, manufacturing plant

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A wind turbine company is building a 5-megawatt wind farm and manufacturing plant south of Clovis.

Vert-I-Go Wind LLC., a subsidiary of Abundant Energy of Plano, Texas, broke ground for the plant Wednesday just south of the Clovis city landfill.

Abundant Energy chief executive officer Kurt Knapton says the company bought six acres in January and hopes to built one turbine per acre.

Vert-I-Go builds midsize vertical-axis wind turbines.

Officials say the wind farm will create 60 jobs by 2013.

Knapton says the first turbine is expected to be finished in time to take advantage of winter, the windiest season.

The company also has leased an 11,000-square-foot building in Clovis as an assembly facility.

Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com

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