MUSKOGEE, OK -- An Oklahoma steel fabrication business announced Tuesday it plans to build a 150,000 square foot facility designed for the construction of wind turbine towers at the Port of Muskogee.
In a news release, Claw Fabrication, LLC is expecting to create about 175 jobs in phase one of the project.
Ground breaking for the $28 million wind tower plant is targeted for the third quarter of 2010, and the manufacturing facility is scheduled to come online as early as Spring of next year.
Eagle Claw says it plans to move to full capacity late in 2011.
Port of Muskogee officials say the plant is a good fit for the port area.
"The timing of plans for the development of more than 100 additional acres at the Port of Muskogee – targeted to the location of wind energy manufacturers – couldn't have been better. Eagle Claw is a perfect fit for the Port," stated Scott Robinson, Port Director. "Port industries enjoy unique transportation options, providing them competitive access to ever-changing markets all over the world."
The release says Eagle Claw feels the location at the Port of Muskogee will allow the company to have access to markets not otherwise accessible from an inland location.