A large order for wind turbines from North Dakota could be good economic news for Hutchinson.
The Siemens Wind plant received an order for 64 of its 3-megawatt direct-drive turbines for a wind farm in North Dakota.
That will mean about 30 new jobs at the Hutchinson plant.
It's the first large order for the direct-drive turbines.
Workers at the Hutchinson plant manufacture the section that holds the wind turbine's generating components, such as the generator, gearbox, drive train, and brake assembly.