DeMattia Group Breaks Ground on Ventower Industries’ New Manufacturing Facility

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Monroe, Mich. — DeMattia Group, one of the Midwest’s leading real estate development, architecture and construction firms, is proud to announce a groundbreaking was held on March 30, 2010 for Ventower Industries’ new manufacturing facility.

Ventower Industries will manufacture wind towers in the new 115,000 square foot building located at the Port of Monroe. The site has access to rail, water and truck routes to allow components to be delivered to all areas east of the Mississippi.

“DeMattia Group is honored to provide our design and construction services for the initial wind tower manufacturing facility in Michigan,” states Gary D. Roberts, AIA, President of DeMattia Group. “Reclaiming a nearly 35 acre brownfield site will have its challenges but it is certainly proof that we are all shifting toward ‘green’ practices and renewable energy options which will assist in revitalizing southeastern Michigan.”

At full production, Ventower plans to build up to 250 wind towers per year and employ an estimated 150 new workers. The facility’s design incorporates a planned expansion of 76,000 square feet. The manufacturing processes will take plate steel bend, weld, paint and assemble it into 15 foot diameter monotubes with combined sections reaching 240 feet in height. The facility has 40 ton cranes as well as process and material handling equipment to accommodate individual tower sections up to 115 feet in length.

DeMattia Group provides architecture and construction services for the Ventower Industries’ new manufacturing facility. Construction is estimated to be nine months.

DeMattia Group is an ISO 9001 compliant, full-service real estate development, architecture and construction firm headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. DeMattia offers innovative solutions in site selection, land planning, facility leasing, design/build, architecture, engineering, construction management, interior design and property management. For more information on DeMattia, visit them online at www.demattia.com.

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