Barrett announces Spanish manufacturer coming to Milwaukee in State of City address

By Kay Nolan,  February 15, 2010

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics.com. This article ran in the February 15, 2010  issue.

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett today announced Spanish manufacturer Ingeteam will build a wind-turbine parts plant in Milwaukee, as he touted the city’s successes on the jobs front in his annual State of the City speech.

Barrett, who is running for governor, invited WE Energies CEO Gale Klappa to make the announcement about Ingeteam. Klappa said the Spain-based firm chose Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley for its first-ever American manufacturing plant and said it would bring hundreds of jobs to the valley.