The shipment marking the 1000th set milestone comprised 37 m blades for 1500 kW turbines. The factory has also produced another 500 sets of other blades of 24 m to 34 m. (Picture courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Molded Fiber Glass Companies.)
The shipment marking the 1000th set milestone comprised 37 m blades for 1500 kW turbines. The factory has also produced another 500 sets of other blades of 24 m to 34 m. (Picture courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Molded Fiber Glass Companies.)

Located 60 miles north of Dallas, the 155 000 ft2 MFG Gainsville facility has been manufacturing wind turbine blades since 1997 and employs approximately 200 skilled workers.

MFG Texas is part of the Molded Fiber Glass Companies, an Ashtabula, Ohio, based manufacturer of composite parts for various markets.

Wind turbine components comprise one of MFG's largest business segments. It has two factories building blades, two factories building nacelles, and one factory building spinners.

MFG's newest blade facility in Aberdeen, South Dakota, opened in 2007. MFG says it is the most advanced facility of its kind, with an automated spray booth and robotic root drilling.