Region's wind industry cuts production, lays off workers

Wind turbine manufacturers in the midwest are cutting production because of the uncertainty of a federal tax credit. More than 500 workers are losing their jobs in the Red River Valley. Over three hundred workers in Grand Forks that make wind turbine blades are out of a job because orders for next year have dried up. Economists say the industry relies on the temporary production tax credit that expires at the end of this year.
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Wind turbine manufacturers in the midwest are cutting production because of the uncertainty of a federal tax credit. More than 500 workers are losing their jobs in the Red River Valley. Over three hundred workers in Grand Forks that make wind turbine blades are out of a job because orders for next year have dried up. Economists say the industry relies on the temporary production tax credit that expires at the end of this year.

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