19 Sep '13, 9pm

Servicing the Wind Energy Sector is Big Business for Siemens

Wind energy was, not surprisingly, the focus of the day. The grand opening ceremony kicked off with ballet dancers dressed like monarch butterflies “flitting” through the audience and ended when Florida Governor Rick Scott, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Siemens President and CEO Randy Zwirn, Holt and other Siemens representatives performed a non-traditional ribbon cutting in which several green ribbons were blown straight up from the stage and the men cut them in half, allowing the cut section to fly out of their hands. In their speeches, both Governor Scott and Mayor Dyer praised the 50 new jobs that the wind training facility has created, 49 of which have already been filled. Trainees are expected to fill 7,000 hotel room nights per year, so the center is creating indirect jobs as well, another point that both government officials celebrated. The new wind service training ce...

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