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Texas wind energy company picks Clovis for plant

A Texas-based wind energy company has chosen Clovis for its venture into wind farm operation and turbine manufacturing.

Officials at Vert-I-Go, a subsidiary of Plano, Texas-based Abundant Energy, say they expect the New Mexico plant to produce 60 jobs by 2013.

Vert-I-Go has reached a preliminary agreement with Clovis officials to purchase six acres south of the city’s landfill, with an option for an additional 34 acres later, for a five-megawatt wind farm and manufacturing plant.

Clovis Industrial Development Corporation executive director Chase Gentry says the company will bring six local jobs to Clovis in its first year. Gentry says Vert-I-Go picked Clovis because of high wind patterns and easy access to rail lines.