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CorporateHeadquartersGreenTechnology8Formorethan40yearsGreenleaWholesaleandKitayamaBrothersnationalwholesaleforalgrowersanddistributorswerebasedinBrighton.Their30employeesmanagedmorethan1millionsquareeetogreenhousesandretailstoresin20U.S.cities.In2010seriousspaceconstraintscompelledthecompaniestoseeknewlocationsinthreestates.TheBrightonEconomicDevelopmentCorporationandBURAquicklyrespondedprovidingtemporaryoceswhilenewspacewasbeingidentiedinthedowntownurbanrenewalarea.Thecompaniesinvestedmorethan300000inrenovationsandoccupiedthebuildingkeepingjobsandeconomicactivityinBrighton.Vestasopenedtherstotwoactoriesonits300acrecampusinBrightoninJuly.The265000-square-ootnacelleactoryemploysmorethan300peopleandwillproducemorethan1500nacellesperyearatulloperation.Anacellehousesthegeneratorandgearboxorthewindturbineeachweighsmorethan80tonsandisaboutthesizeoaschoolbus.Abladeactorywillopenin2011employinganexpected600peopleatulloperatingcapacity.Brightonscentrallocationoersaccesstorailserviceshighwayinrastructureaqualiedworkorceandsitesorrelatedindustries.ThevastmajorityoVestasworkersareromNorthernColoradoandMetroDenver.ManyhavetranserredtraditionalmanuacturingskillstotheirnewgreenjobatVestas.THE265000-SQUARE-FOOTNACELLEPLANTEMPLOYSMORETHAN300PEOPLEANDWILLPRODUCEMORETHAN1500NACELLESPERYEAR