Siemens (NYSE: SI) hosted the grand opening of its new wind service training center Thursday in Orlando, Fla. to mark its official grand opening. Company executives were joined by state and local government officials, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
The new $7 million facility will help provide technicians to perform long-term service and maintenance in the U.S. and across the region, according to Siemens. The company currently provides service and maintenance to more than 3,000 installed turbines in the Americas region and 6,800 globally.
The 40,000-squre-foot building will host more than 2,400 trainees annually from the U.S. and the Americas. Siemens has committed to creating 50 new full-time jobs associated with the training center, and 49 of those jobs have already been filled.
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