MONROE — A host of Michigan dignitaries plan to be on hand Tuesday as Ventower Industries will cut the ribbon on a new wind tower manufacturing plant in Monroe.

Ventower says the plant is equipped with the industry’s most technologically advanced fabrication equipment. Ventower’s Monroe plant has direct dock access to Lake Erie, meaning that the plant can serve projects around the Great Lakes states and well beyond  through a combination of waterborne, rail and truck transport.

Scheduled to attend are U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) via video; Lisa P. Jackson, administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Dearborn); John Manor, district manager to State Sen. Randy Richardville (R-Monroe); Robert E. Clark, mayor of the City of Monroe; Michael Psarouthakis, vice president of business acceleration, Michigan Economic Development Corp.; Allen P. Cook, assistant director for lender relations, U.S. Small Business Association; Jim Sygo, deputy director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; James Viciana, chairman of the board of directors, Ventower; and David Nixon, president, Monroe County Community College.

The event will begin with networking and refreshments at 9:30 a.m., the program at 10 a.m. and tours at 11 a.m. The plant is located at 111 Borchert Park Drive within the Port of Monroe.