News Home

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

LM Wind Power laying off 150 employees at Grand Forks plant  

Credit:  By: Victor Meza, WDAZ, www.wdaz.com 12 January 2011 ~~

LM Wind Power is laying off 150 employees at its Grand Forks plant.

The company says the layoffs are associated with low orders for wind energy components and a lack of government support for renewable energy technology.

An LM employee says workers found out Tuesday about the layoffs and that individual meetings with supervisors are being held Wednesday.

In a news release the company says it is optimistic that the need for wind energy will increase.

But those laid off say it could be hard to make ends meet.

“I have never been unemployed in the time that I have been working. I started working since I was a teenager and I have always been working somewhere so I’m probably going to start applying for places,” said Eve Bogert, an employee affected by the layoffs.

In a written statement released Wednesday, Vice President for North America LM Wind Power Randy Fox said the company remains committed to workers. “The toughest thing is the immediate impact on some of our employees, who have been instrumental in driving our strong performance throughout last year,” Fox said.

Source:  By: Victor Meza, WDAZ, www.wdaz.com 12 January 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.