Schenectady, N.Y. – The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority today joined with the Galesi Group to announce that Jupiter Bach, a leading global supplier to the wind energy market, will establish a new production facility in 50,000 square feet of space at the Rotterdam Corporate Park in Schenectady County, New York.
“We welcome Jupiter Bach to Schenectady County and we thank our economic development team at Metroplex and the Galesi Group for bringing a leading world class supplier to the growing wind industry to our community,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature.
Sean Guidry, Jupiter Bach General Manager, said, “Jupiter Bach is excited to join the vibrant community of Schenectady County. We are very thankful for the warm welcome we have received and are committed to having a positive impact on the surrounding area.”
Jupiter Bach is headquartered in Denmark with operations in the US, Poland, Lithuania and China. The company specializes in the production of advanced design nacelle covers with more than 70,000 units already in operation around the globe. The nacelle is the heart of a wind turbine, housing the mechanical unit which harnesses the power produced when wind turbine blades rotate.
Earlier this year, GE announced plans to build on-shore wind turbine components at the 650-acre Schenectady campus investing $50 million and creating 200 new jobs.
David Ahl, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Galesi Group, owners of the Rotterdam Corporate Park, said, “Jupiter Bach is a great addition to our community and to the Rotterdam Park. We celebrate this lease signing with Schenectady County’s economic development team.”
Metroplex Chair Ray Gillen said, “Jupiter Bach is a best-in-class supplier of composite materials used in the world’s growing wind energy sector. Having them locate right here in Schenectady County is a clear signal that the new wind turbine product line at GE is already creating a positive impact on the local economy.”
Jupiter Bach has room to grow at the Rotterdam Corporate Park, the largest business park in the Capital Region with more than 4 million square feet of manufacturing and logistics space located where I-88, I-90 and Route 7 meet.
The initial work in Rotterdam will create approximately 20 jobs with the potential to increase to more than 100 jobs as new wind turbine orders are announced.