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Wind energy blows into Gladbrook and Reinbeck elementary schools

Students learn about the Vienna Wind Project

November 25, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

Gladbrook, Iowa - Team members from Mortenson Construction, the contractor building the Vienna Wind project in Marshall and Tama Counties, recently led presentations at the schools, in which nearly 140 students learned about renewable energy, building wind farms, construction careers, and the project being built near their communities.

Using their book, "Catch the Wind," Mortenson team members have presented to over 12,000 students across the US and Canada. "Catch the Wind" was created by Mortenson to teach elementary-age children about wind energy, introduce them to construction careers, and provide team members with an opportunity to build relationships within the communities where they work and office.

Visit to learn more about Mortenson's school visit program, and book "Catch the Wind."

The Vienna Wind Project, being developed by MidAmerican Energy, will produce 105.8 megawatts of electricity. To date, Mortenson and MidAmerican have completed seven projects together, providing nearly 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy to approximately 250,000 households.

About Mortenson

Founded in 1954, Mortenson Construction is a Minneapolis-based, family-owned construction company. Ranked as the 19th largest contractor in America and the 11th largest power contractor, according to Engineering News-Record, Mortenson provides a complete range of services, including planning, program management, preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build and turnkey development.



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