LM Glasfiber, a supplier of blades for wind turbines, has officially inaugurated its new North American headquarters in Little Rock, Ark. Over the next five years, the company plans to employ more than 1,000 people in this location.
With this facility, LM Glasfiber will roughly double its North American capacity, once the ramp-up is completed. The production halls of the newest facility have the capacity to handle even the largest blades made by LM, which measure 61.5 meters.
‘The grand opening of our fourth facility in North America takes place at a time when there is a bipartisan agreement that wind is a cost-efficient, reliable and clean source of energy,’ says Roland Sunden, LM Glasfiber CEO. ‘Expectations are that the global capacity of installed wind power will double in less than 10 years.’
The Little Rock blade production facility is the 13th LM Glasfiber factory and the fourth one in North America, where factories have been established in Grand Forks, N.D., in 1999 and Gaspe, Quebec, in 2006.
SOURCE: LM Glasfiber