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Energy Minister Provides Good News for Siemens Plant in Tillsonburg

A new global export agreement will allow Siemens in Tillsonburg to ship 36 wind turbine blades to the UK.

TILLSONBURG - Oxford County and the Town of Tillsonburg received a big pat on the back from the Ontario Energy Minister today.

Bob Chiarelli was in Tillsonburg to announce that Siemens Canada will export 36 wind turbine blades to the United Kingdom. The Minister also recognized Siemens Canada, the town of Tillsonburg, the City of Woodstock and Oxford County for their contributions to the development of renewable energy in Ontario.

"I want to commend Siemens Canada, the Town of Tillsonburg and Oxford County. Community and corporate partners like you are helping ensure our energy system stays
strong. Your work is helping create good manufacturing jobs, reduce harmful emissions, and improve the quality of life in our province."

Also on hand for the announcement today at Siemens was Tillsonburg Mayor Steven Molnar, Oxford County Warden David Mayberry, Woodstock Mayor Trevor Birtch and Siemens President and CEO Robert Hardt.

Siemens has been in Tillsonburg since 2010 when they chose the town for its first Canadian manufacturing plant for turbine components. It produces turbine blades for clients in Ontario, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Vice-President for Siemens Canada David Hickey says the future is bright for the Tillsonburg plant.

"Global demand driving export opportunities, along with a strong domestic market, are key factors in creating and sustaining a green economy and renewable manufacturing jobs in Canada. We're optimistic about the sustained growth of the wind industry and Tillsonburg will continue to support customers at home and abroad."

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