Gamesa furloughs dozens of workers
This is the plant's second large furloughing of workers in recent years. Gamesa temporarily laid off 79 workers in late 2009 when the recession decreased demand for its products. The company was able to bring back those employees thanks to an infusion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
July 3, 2012
by Dave Sutor
EBENSBURG - Gamesa, a Spain-based wind turbine manufacturing company, issued what it hopes are only temporary furloughs to 73 employees at its Cambria Township plant on Monday.
The United Steelworkers of America Local 2635 members received 60 days' notice.
David Rosenberg, Gamesa's vice president of marketing and communications, said that most optimistically, the layoffs could end just 10 weeks after they begin in early September.
An expected downturn in the need for blades necessitated the move. Currently, the American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit, which provides an incentive of 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour produced from utility-scale wind turbines, is set... [continue via Web link]