Last week was busy here in Texas and beyond. As you saw in the news and maybe even firsthand, we undertook a massive effort to prepare our state for the approach of Hurricane Gustav and help out our neighbors in Louisiana.
Gov. Rick Perry today issued a disaster declaration in response to the significant threat posed by Hurricane Ike to 88 Texas counties. The governor’s declaration allows the state to initiate necessary preparedness efforts, such as pre-deploying resources requested by local officials to ensure their communities are ready to respond to severe weather. Gov. Perry also requested a presidential disaster declaration for these 88 counties.
Gov. Rick Perry today announced a $945,000 award from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) to Martifer Energy Systems LLC, which will bring 225 new jobs to San Angelo and a projected $40 million in capital investment. The Portuguese owned company is locating its wind energy tower manufacturing plant in Texas as a result of the award.
SAN ANGELO -- The Martifer Group, a Portugal-based global construction company, will build a $40 million wind-turbine tower manufacturing plant here, Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday.
The project brings the first significant influx of well-paying specialized manufacturing jobs to the Concho Valley in more than 20 years -- and recasts San Angelo as a regional hub for the burgeoning wind-energy industry.