Local jobs for the Local 18

As a union heavy equipment operator, I often am required to work away from my home in Attica for a month at a time. Construction on the Republic Wind project will bring 100 local jobs and several long-term operational jobs after construction. A job like that would allow workers like me to come home to their families after a hard day of work rather than being out of state all of the time.

Aside from the direct jobs created by the project, local work will be needed to keep up the grounds, make repairs and source materials. Many local businesses will thrive from improved infrastructure and increased business travel to our community.

Ken Stockmeister Jr.,