A Minster Machine worker supervises the machining of a 15,000-pound wind turbine hub. The company's Midwest Manufacturing & Logistics division is an active part of the wind turbine component supply chain, according to David Champagne, business manager of Minster Wind.
It's likely that wind turbines will invade the landscape in southern Mercer County in the next few years, officials say.
Although no wind farm projects have been approved for the area, the possibility of their towering presence and economic impact has some people skeptical of their arrival. [More