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Vestas Blades America to lay off 185 from its Brighton workforce

Vestas Blades America plans to cut 185 workers from its Brighton operations in January. Workers at Vestas put the finishing touches on a nacelle, a wind turbine generator, back in 2016.

Vestas Blades America Inc., a subsidiary of Vestas Winds Systems, plans to eliminate 185 workers from its Brighton operations early next year.

“The layoffs of Brighton Facility employees is reasonably expected to occur on the following date: January 17, 2021,” Hans Jespersen, head of operations at Vestas Blades America informed the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Tuesday in a letter made under the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Vestas employs more than 3,400 workers in Colorado, including 1,100 making turbine blades in Brighton and another 400 making nacelles, the box behind the blades that houses the generator, according to the company’s website. Vestas did not break out what employees are being let go in the letter, but the cuts represent about 12% of its Brighton workforce.

Pueblo is home to what the company describes as the world’s largest turbine tower plant. Windsor, the first plant that Vestas established in Colorado, also builds turbines.

Vestas Blades America plans to cut 185 workers from its Brighton operations in January. Workers at Vestas put the finishing touches on a nacelle, a wind turbine generator, back in 2016.

Vestas Blades America Inc., a subsidiary of Vestas Winds Systems, plans to eliminate 185 workers from its Brighton operations early next year.

“The layoffs of Brighton Facility employees is reasonably expected to occur on the following date: January 17, 2021,” Hans Jespersen, head of operations at Vestas Blades America informed the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Tuesday in a letter made under the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Vestas employs more than 3,400 workers in Colorado, including 1,100 making turbine blades in Brighton and another 400 making nacelles, the box behind the blades that houses the generator, according to the company’s website. Vestas did not break out what employees are being let go in the letter, but the cuts represent about 12% of its Brighton workforce.

Pueblo is home to what the company describes as the world’s largest turbine tower plant. Windsor, the first plant that Vestas established in Colorado, also builds turbines.


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NOV 17 2020
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