Construction will begin this week on a new "green energy" factory in central Iowa. Wednesday is the day that ground will be broken on a new wind turbine repair plant in Story City.

Next Era Energy of Juno Beach, Florida, will construct the plant that will bring 25 new jobs to the Story County community, just north of Ames. The work will add a 60,000 square foot addition to an already existing 30,000 square foot building.

The construction of the Next Era facility in Story City is expected to employ 75 workers with the completion set for early next year. Governor Chet Culver will attend the ground breaking ceremony set for 11:30 AM.