WWII-Era Submarine Factory in Wisconsin Now Produces Wind Turbine Towers

March 15, 2017

Broadwind Towers is giving a second life to a decades-old former submarine factory in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. During WWII, the plant made submarines for the war effort and later built crane parts. Since 2004, the factory produces sections of wind turbine towers that are shipped across the country by rail, truck, and boat. The factory employs 330 workers and has the capacity to build up to 350 wind turbine towers every year.