The Timken Company, Stark State College and the Stark County Port Authority broke ground on a Wind Energy Research and Development Center. At the facility, Timken will develop ultra-large bearings and seals on sophisticated equipment that replicates the operating environment of large multi-megawatt wind turbines. The 18,000-square-foot, $11.8 million center will secure 65 jobs directly while creating a unique research practicum and technical certification program for Stark State College students. It will also provide critical training for current and future technicians across the spectrum of operating services required by today's wind turbine manufacturers and operators.