Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), was recently honored as a recipient of the Expansion Solutions 2010 â€śTop Fiveâ€ť Award of Excellence in the Wind Energy category.Â Sweetwater, along with other Texas communities in Central West Texas and the Texas Panhandle areas, have become a hub for wind development and service companies.Â Sweetwater and Roscoe have been fortunate to have companies like EMA â€“ Eletromechanics LLC, Upwind Solutions, GE Wind Center, E.ON, Invenergy, Bluarc, Wind Energy Turbine Services, KR Wind, Cranes Services, Inc., Altezza, Fasenal, Advanced Turbine Service
UpWind Solutions had the Texas State Technical College mobile unit on site as part of their ongoing employee training.
According to service area manager for UpWind Solutions, Bryan Gregory, training must be done annually and new employees go through a four day course.
A representative of Tech Safety Lines (TSL) and a representative of TSTC were on hand to assist with the training. Joe Don Dutton, a contract worker for TSL and Dallas firefighter and Glen Bedgood from TSTC helped with the rescue training.