Michigan's manufacturers are switching from auto-making to wind-turbine production, and federal officials expect the state's wind-power sector to create 30,000 new manufacturing jobs. Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced the opening of the state's first utility-scale turbine-manufacturing plant, which is expected to employ 137 people. "Michigan is truly using our advanced manufacturing expertise to get a big piece of the wind turbine manufacturing market," said state energy chief Andrew Levin.

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