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Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Celebrates Groundbreaking

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) broke ground on Thursday, October 7th on a wind turbine nacelle manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas. MPSA’s Arkansas Wind Turbine Assembly Plant will be the company’s first nacelle manufacturing plant located outside of Japan. The nacelle, which is located at the top of the wind turbine tower and functions to convert wind energy to electric power, consists of the wind turbine rotor axis, generator, multiplying gearbox, control system and electrical equipment. The 200,000 s.f. facility is expected to create approximately 330 jobs and be operational by fall 2011.

MPSA was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida with key operations in Orlando, FL; Newport Beach, CA; Houston, TX; Savannah, GA; and Juarez, Mexico. MPSA provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including gas, steam, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric turbines, boilers, selective catalytic reduction systems and solar energy.

The company is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), a diversified Fortune “Global 150” company with more than $30 billion in annual revenues and 40,000 employees worldwide. MHI is an international leader in the design and supply of energy, aerospace, machinery, transportation, and environmental systems and equipment.

Gray Construction, ranked 9th among the U.S. Top Manufacturing Plant Contractors, has been selected to design and construct this new facility. If you have manufacturing plant construction needs, please contact Phil Seale, Vice President, Manufacturing Market at If you are interested in additional MPSA project information, please contact Steve Summers, Executive Vice President, Distribution Market at

    October 14, 2010

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