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.

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