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International recognition, stellar placement rate make KVCC training program a wind industry leader

As rain-flecked gusts off the Straits of Mackinac tousle trees near peak fall color, a group of students from Kalamazoo Valley Community College is grilling hot dogs and razzing each other. There’s plenty of laughter during the lunch break, but it’s serious business that has kept them at the tip of the Lower Peninsula for nearly a week. The technicians-in-training are performing routine maintenance to ensure a pair of wind turbines near Mackinaw City’s wastewater treatment plant continue turning strong straits winds into clean, renewable electricity for Michigan homes and businesses.
View ArticleMar 20, 2015  •  Winter 2015 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: clean energy, wind power

President's Column: Two huge thank-yous and a to-do list for 2015

In the months since the fall print edition of the Michigan Environmental Report, MEC won two important victories that underscore the power of the respect and relationships we’ve cultivated among state leaders.
View ArticleMar 19, 2015  •  Winter 2015 - Michigan Environmental Report
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