Suzlon, one of the world’s largest wind turbine supplier, announced recently that they are closing down their rotor blade manufacturing facility in Pipestone, Minnesota, the end of December. It is interesting to note that this decision has come days after Suzlon announced a strong order book of $5.4 billion and an improving performance and an operating profit.
PIPESTONE, MN – A Minnesota community that knows all too well the troubles that come with a down economy is preparing for another loss of jobs.
Suzlon is a wind energy plant with bases all around the world, including a plant in Pipestone, Minnesota. But this week, workers there learned that 110 people will be out of work at the end of the year.
“Losing jobs is horrible in any community, now days, especially these smaller communities. It’s the people that work in our communities that make our communities,” Mick Myers said.
…………At its peak, Suzlon employed more than 500 people but that number has been on a steady decline. That last major hit happened in the summer of 2009 when the workforce was cut in half to the number of employees who remain there today.