Oregon Window Maker Gets Grant for Wind Farm

September 25, 2009

Joseph Millworks Inc., a custom manufacturer of wood windows and doors, is getting a $500,000 grant and a $2.2 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help construct a a 3 MW wind farm, according to a news release from Oregon's two U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley.

Based in Baker City, Ore., Joseph Millworks is owned by Randy Joseph, who is looking to build the Lime Wind Energy Project on nearby public lands. The project is expected to include 10 to 14 wind turbines. 

“Major renewable energy projects are integral in our shift to a clean energy economy, but they’re only part of the story,” Merkley said in announcing the funding. “Just as important are the smaller energy-efficient upgrades and renewable energy projects that businesses are taking on around the country. This funding from the USDA will help Oregon agriculture businesses utilize our renewable resources, like wind and sunlight, and stay competitive on the global market.”