“The nation that leads the world in creating new energy sources will be the nation that leads the 21st-century global economy. America must be that nation,” President Barack Obama told an April 22 gathering at Trinity Structural Towers, Newton, Iowa
Sources: The White House; Trinity Industries, Dallas; CP staff
The nation that leads the world in creating new energy sources will be the nation that leads the 21st-century global economy. America must be that nation, President Barack Obama told an April 22 gathering at Trinity Structural Towers, Newton, Iowa. While we seek new forms of fuel to power our homes and cars and businesses, we will rely on the same ingenuity–the same American spirit–that has always been a part of our story.
The Earth Day 2009 address took place at a Maytag facility Trinity Structural Towers had converted for fabrication of wind turbine pedestals, foundations for which have fueled demand for mass concrete pours in rural settings throughout the Midwest and Great Plains. After a plant tour where he observed concrete floor markings from appliance manufacturing equipment as the only signs of a once thriving enterprise, Obama affirmed, This facility is alive again with new industry.
Regarding installed wind energy capacity, the president added, Iowa is second only to Texas. New capacity in the latter includes the 104-turbine Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm, for which builder Florida Power & Light enlisted Trinity Structural Towers (Ft. Worth plant) and sister businesses Transit Mix Concrete & Materials and Trinity Logistics Group. Transit Mix served Capricorn Ridge tower foundation pours from two portable plants. Trinity Logistics delivered the towersÌ bolted, tubular steel segments from the headquarters plant to the Sterling County site in west Texas. Û DM