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Vestas to lay off another 3,000 by next year

Staff reports Updated: November 8, 2012 at 12:00 am

BRIGHTON — The Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas says it plans to cut its global workforce by another 3,000 by the end of next year.

According to the Greeley Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/af64buy ), there is no word yet on whether some of those cuts will come to Colorado.

The company has already laid off about 29 percent of workers at its blade factory in Windsor and 75 workers at its blade factory in Brighton.

The company said last month its Colorado manufacturing workforce this year has dropped from about 1,700 employees to about 1,200 through attrition, relocations and cuts.

Vestas has blamed the slowdown in the U.S. wind industry on uncertainty about whether Congress will renew a wind production tax credit.

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Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com

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