Danish-based wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber has announced plans to open a new facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in Q1 2008 and will employ over 1,000 people in five years. The plant is LM Glasfiber's second in the US, the first being in Grand Forks, North Dakota. LM Glasfiber also has a plant in Gaspé, Quebec.
LM Glasfiber sees the new facility in the Natural State as key to serving its growing portfolio of customers. The US is currently the largest market for new wind projects and the second globally in existing wind project installations.
Governor of Arkansas Mike Beebe commented: “LM Glasfiber adds another industry-leading company to Arkansas, and specifically to Little Rock. Not only does LM Glasfiber offer a global presence, but it will supply skilled and technical jobs to our citizens. LM Glasfiber also elevates Arkansas’s presence among the growing state and national interest in the renewable energy industry. This development is another step forward for our state’s economy in today’s global marketplace.”
The news was reported on LM Glasfiber's website.
LM Glasfiber is the world’s leading supplier of blades for wind turbines, and the only supplier that operates on a global basis. The company has manufactured more than 86,000 blades since 1978. LM Glasfiber is headquartered in Lunderskov, Jutland, and employs more than 4,000 people.