Company has GF plant LM Wind Power, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of wind turbine blades, said Tuesday it plans to expand its manufacturing base in the Americas through the construction of a new facility in Brazil. The facility will deliver blades to wind turbines in Brazil and throughout South America.
LM Glasfiber, independent manufacturer of blades for wind turbines, enters into a new three-year research project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation to develop laser-based wind sensory systems as an integrated part of future wind turbines.
Windmill blade maker LM Glasfiber announced Thursday that it signed a contract to produce a minimum of 1,800 windmill blades in the U.S. over the next five years for Samsung, which is launching a new line of 2.5-megawatt wind turbines.
Duluth handled the first shipment of wind power equipment it has seen this season on Tuesday. In seasons past, a June shipment of wind turbine components would have been old hat, but this is no normal year.
Windmill blade maker LM Glasfiber said Monday it will lay off about 80 workers at its Port of Little Rock plant, eliminating weekend shifts at the site, because it does not have enough orders.
Glasfiber said the crisis in the credit markets and the recession have resulted in a prolonged slowdown of orders.
LM Glasfiber has reached a settlement with a former employee who sued the Grand Forks firm for sexual harassment. Celeste Melander filed her suit in federal court against the wind turbine manufacturer in November, contending she was harassed at work and fired when she complained to her supervisors.
LM Glasfiber, which has a plant in Grand Forks, has signed a large blade supply agreement with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. As a result of the agreement, LM Glasfiber will establish its third blade factory in China, the company announced in a news release Monday morning.
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