Dozens of workers were let go Monday from the Vestas wind turbine tower manufacturing factory in Pueblo.
The Danish company said it is adjusting its manufacturing workforce due to a market slowdown prompted by uncertainty over whether Congress will extend a wind production tax credit.
Vestas spokesman Andrew Longeteig says the cuts represent about 3 percent of the company's more than 3,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. That would mean about 90 employees are losing their jobs.
Vestas had employed 1,700 people in Colorado, including about 400 people at the tower factory in Pueblo.
The Denver Post reports the company has told Pueblo officials it isn't closing the plant.
Vestas also operates three factories in Windsor and Brighton that produce blades and nacelles, which house turbines.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.