Danish rotor blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber has received the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) Commercial Achievement Award at Windpower 2007 in Los Angeles. The award is in recognition of LM Glasfiber’s contribution to growing the manufacturing base for wind turbines in the US.
Randall Swisher, Executive Director AWEA said: “The wind industry has made great strides and is now making an increasingly significant contribution to the electric power industry. LM Glasfiber has helped make this possible. This recognition places LM Glasfiber within a select group of individuals and companies who have made an exemplary contribution to the advancement of the wind industry.”
Warren Ault, National Account Manager LM Glasfiber said: “We are very proud to receive the award. For every one of us in LM Glasfiber it means a great deal to be recognized in this way by our peers."
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.
In the US, LM Glasfiber has a blade factory in Grand Forks, North Dakota, which it opened in 1998. From an initial workforce of 50, the number has now swelled to over 700. The company is currently the largest rotor blade manufacturer in North America.