Wind turbine blade manufacturer announces layoffs

LM Wind Power announced that it is laying off 230 employees at its Little Rock, Ark. manufacturing plant, according to North American Windpower. The wind turbine blade manufacturer said the U.S. government’s failure to extend the wind production tax credit (PTC) was the reason behind the layoffs.

The company said it expects to continue operations at its Port site and expand the Little Rock facility, the article said.

Vestas announced in January that it would lay off 2,335 workers worldwide and said an additional 1,600 jobs in the U.S. are at risk if Congress did not extend the PTC.

Read more personnel and staffing news

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...