Three Vancouver companies join wind energy delegation




Three Vancouver companies will be among a delegation of nine manufacturers and contractors representing the Portland-metro region May 23-26 at Windpower 2010, one of the largest wind energy trade shows in the world. Executives from Renewable Energy Composite Solutions, Columbia Machine Inc. and JH Kelly will travel to Dallas, Texas, to pitch Southwest Washington as a hub for wind energy component manufacturing and repair as well as to garner contracts for their businesses.

The group will have an exhibit booth at the event and will host a reception on May 25 with the theme: “Pacific Northwest Wind Team, Your Supplier Connection.” They will be accompanied by representatives from the Columbia River Economic Development Council, which helped organize the trip in partnership with Business Oregon, the Portland Development Commission, Portland General Electric, the city of Gresham and the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to coordinating the trip, the organizations have provided marketing support to the participating companies, helped them develop business leads and arranged meetings for them with potential customers at the conference for a package deal of $1,500 per company.