POLITICS

Wind tower factory workers give McGuinty 'heartfelt welcome' in Windsor, Ont.

09/16/2011 05:14 EDT | Updated 11/16/2011 05:12 EST
WINDSOR, Ont. - Premier Dalton McGuinty was blown away by the welcome he got at a new wind tower factory in Windsor on Friday.

After putting on a white hard hat and driving some heavy machinery on his tour at the CS Wind plant, McGuinty was greeted by employees who shouted out a hearty cheer.

Sung Sup Kim, the president of CS Wind Canada, described the traditional shouting as "a token of our heartfelt welcome" before leading the assembled workers in their cheer.

The employees ended by shouting "Yes, yes, yes!" and then clapped three times.

"I want you on the campaign team," a smiling McGuinty joked after joining in the clapping.

The company, which makes towers for the massive wind turbines used to produce renewable energy, has its global headquarters in Korea and factories in China, Vietnam and Canada.