PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo welcome a South Korean delegation during a recent visit to Pueblo in conjunction with the CS Wind America groundbreaking for expansion.
“I am happy to welcome the South Korean delegation to Pueblo during their visit for the expansion of CS Wind,” said Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar. “I met with the mayor of Gunsan and university officials from Kunsan National University during my trip to Korea in the fall of 2022 and now we can return the hospitality to showcase what a wonderful place Pueblo is to live and work.”
Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar traveled to South Korea in the fall of 2022 with Councilor Dennis Flores, President of Pueblo Community College Patty Erjavec, Ph.D. and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Pueblo Community College Young Kim, Ph.D. During the trip the group from Pueblo met with CS Wind officials to discuss the future of expansion with the company in Pueblo and met with Kunsan National University officials to discuss work force training and education partnerships.
During the recent trip to Pueblo Kunsan National University officials included President of Kunsan National University Jang Ho Lee, Dean of Admission Seok In Ko, Director of Institute of International Exchange and Language Education (I.A.L.E.) See Gyoon Park, Leader of I.A.L.E. Joon Sung Kim and a member of I.A.L.E. Yong Bynn Yi who toured City Hall, Pueblo Community College, the Transportation Technology Center Inc. at ENSCO and Colorado State University Pueblo all in addition to the CS Wind ground breaking. CS Wind and Kunsan National University officials have made a designated effort to establish partnerships with the Pueblo community.
“CS Wind is playing an important role in the local Pueblo economy through the expansion of their current production and this groundbreaking signifies CS Wind’s commitment to investing in our community,” said Gradisar.
The CS Wind America groundbreaking on Tuesday, April 4 marks the expansion of the company which manufactures towers for large-scale wind turbines supporting companies like Vestas Wind Systems, GE, Simens Gamesa and Nordex. More than 850 jobs will be created with the three-phase expansion upon completion in 2028. Currently CS Wind manufactures 2,500 sections of wind tower per year, this expansion will allow for the production of up to 10,000 sections to be distributed across North America.
Gradisar continued, “To meet the increased demand for wind tower manufacturing, CS Wind will increase their employees at the Pueblo plant and they are working with community partners such as Pueblo Community College to ensure training and employment needs are met. CS Wind’s plans to supply their North America customers from the expanded plant in Pueblo will guarantee good jobs for our citizens for years to come.”