Kentucky Wind Turbine Plant Closes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A wind turbine manufacturer based in
Kentucky closed its Morgantown manufacturing facility after just
over a year in business.

Wind Energy Corporation promised about 260 new jobs in five
years when it opened in July 2007. Instead 17 employees lost their
jobs when the plant closed its doors last week.

Butler County Judge-Executive David Fields told the Bowling
Green Daily News that the community had great expectations for the
alternative energy producer.

Greg Thomson, president and chief operating officer, said the
plant was closed to focus on making the turbine operate more
efficiently before they produce more units.

Wind Energy, headquartered in Elizabethton, currently operates
one turbine unit in Texas.

Thomson said he hopes production lines will be running again in
the next six months.


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  • by ghettochip Location: richmond on Oct 24, 2008 at 10:59 AM
    how sad, since someone out here in KY is a forward thinker who was trying to make a difference. may you rise again and blow the others out of the wells.
  • by Bill Location: Pike on Oct 23, 2008 at 04:39 AM
    When the price of oil falls, so does the need for other forms of energy.The story is allways the same.Over and over.

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