Clean Line would carry wind power across Iowa

Sabre Industries in Sioux City, Iowa, has been tapped to manufacture up to 3,000 steel utility poles for a high-voltage transmission line that, if approved, would carry wind power from northwest Iowa to Illinois.

The cost of the transmission project is estimated at $2 billion.

The manufacturer’s contract with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners is worth more than $120 million and would supply poles for all of Clean Line’s 500-mile Rock Island Clean Line project. Sabre is in the process of expanding its employment from about 450 to more than 500, company officials said.

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