Oregon has made the list of possible homes for a manufacturing facility for one of the world’s largest makers of solar energy products.
China-based SunTech Power Holdings Inc. last week announced plans to open manufacturing operations in the U.S.
A SunTech executive confirmed that Oregon is not only on the list, but the state has been its most aggressive suitor after paying several visits to executives in China.
“They’ve been pursuing us long before we even made a commitment internally to even build a plant in the U.S.,” said Steve Chadima, vice president of external affairs in publicly-held SunTech’s U.S. operations. Oregon is “pretty much at the top of the list in terms of their aggressiveness.”
by Erik Siemers, Portland Business Journal – http://portland.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2009/05/25/story5.html