BRIGHTON – Vestas will be consolidating three of U.S. research and development offices into the Brighton manufacturing campus. The offices that are being consolidated to Brighton include the locations in Louisville, Colo., Houston, Texas, and Marlborough, Mass.
“Vestas is establishing a Turbines R&D hub in Brighton as part of a global effort to scale research activities, focus on product development and be closer to manufacturing operations,” communications specialist Andrew Longeteig said via e-mail. “As a result, we are consolidating our Turbines R&D offices from three locations to one.”
Longeteig said it’s undetermined how many employees will transfer to Brighton at this point, although there are about 100 research and development employees in the three locations combined, including about 60 in Louisville. He said employees in Colorado, Texas and Massachusetts will be given an opportunity to transfer to the new hub on the Brighton campus, working at both the nacelle and blade factories there.
According to Longeteig, the Louisville and Houston offices will relocate to Brighton before the end of the year, while the office in Marlborough will move no later than June 20, 2013.
In a city press release, Mayor Dick McLean said Brighton is happy to receive information from the Brighton Economic Development Corporation and Vestas that they will be bringing its U.S. research and development office to Brighton.
“The city of Brighton and Vestas has had a great partnership and foresight to allow for the infrastructure to be in place to receive this kind of consolidation. We welcome the employees from the other locations to Brighton and we look forward to showing them all the amenities our great community has to offer,” he said.
Vestas opened its nacelle factory in Brighton in 2010 and its blade factory in 2011. The facilities sit on approximately 300 acres within Brighton between County Roads 4 and 6.