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Wind Power

Posted on Sunday, July 23rd, 2006.

We took a trip to Lowville, NY recently to take a look at the “windmill farms” that are becoming an important part of the economy of the north country region. These gigantic, elegant structures are the subject of much debate among farmers, tourists, and builders. We first heard of their existence from one of our participants, Michael Swamp, who is the business manager of Ironworkers Local 440. Many of the union members are from the Mohawk Indian Tribe, a community that has a long history of working with tall steel in this area.

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