West Fargo Company To Acquire Tulsa Plant

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 8:20 pm
By: News On 6

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota wind tower company says it plans to acquire a plant in Oklahoma. DMI Industries of says it expects to have the Tulsa plant upgraded by early next year. It will employ up to 450 people.

The Oklahoma plant is the second new one for West Fargo-based DMI in less than three years. The company says its Fort Erie, Ontario plant began filling orders last May.

DMI President Lars Moller says the plants are a response to the worldwide growth in wind energy development. He says the Oklahoma plant will allow DMI to produce and deliver off-shore wind towers, which are larger than their land-based counterparts.

He says DMI will be alble to ship towers by barge either north to the Midwest or south to the Gulf of Mexico.

DMI says its headquarters will stay in West Fargo. The company has 500 workers there and in Fort Erie.

DMI is a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation.