A Web-based Wind Energy Supply Chain Database and Mapping System is available online at http://maps.glwn.org/wind/.
The site features an interactive GIS (geographical information system) map and searchable wind supply chain database containing the profiles of more than 1,000 manufacturers and supporting organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico actively serving or emerging in the wind industry.
Site users are able to search the database of organizations by company name, industry sector, specialization or wind supplier activity status – “active” for companies currently serving the wind industry and “emerging” for those interested in entering the wind supply chain. Company profiles include name, address and Web site. Among the industry sectors represented in the database are machine shops, fabricators, foundries, forging, electrical, electronics, control systems, gears, bearings, hydraulics, fasteners, metal coatings, composites, and other auxiliary products and services.