Vestas reports even more wind job cuts in Colorado

Vestas said it is cutting an additional one-third of its employees from its wind blade manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo., just a day after announcing 75 job losses at another blade factory in Brighton, Colo.

The company said a reduction in turbine orders for 2013, due largely to uncertainty surrounding the Production Tax Credit, is to blame for the job losses. Vestas said it expects its shipped order volume to decrease 5 GW in 2013.

Vestas laid off 1,400 employees worldwide in August and announced 90 more job cuts at its tower factory in Pueblo, Colo. this year. The company owns four wind manufacturing plants in the state.

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