LM Wind Power to lay off 150 workers at blade manufacturing plant in Grand Forks, North Dakota, says nationwide slowdown in turbine installations, prolonged uncertainty about government incentives are cause

GRAND FORKS, North Dakota , January 13, 2011 () – A Grand Forks company that makes blades for wind turbines said it will lay off 150 workers.

LM Wind Power attributes the decision to a slowdown in turbine installations nationwide last year and what it calls “prolonged uncertainty” about government support for renewable energy.

The company said it remains confident about the future of wind energy and is committed to its North American operations, including the Grand Forks plant.

Human resources manager Dan Gordon told the Grand Forks Herald that for now, the company isn't discussing more details of the layoffs.

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