Project Development, Wind Power

LM Glasfiber Breaks Ground On New Blade Plant In Little Rock, Arkansas

Earlier this week, wind turbine blade supplier, LM Glasfiber celebrated the ground breaking of its new wind turbine blade factory in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is LM Glasfiber’s third blade manufacturing facility in North America and the 11th worldwide.

The plant is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter 2008 and is expected to employ over 1,000 people within five years. The Little Rock production facility effectively doubles the capacity of the existing factories in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Gaspé, Quebec.

Little Rock was selected as the location for the new factory because it is ideally located to serve some of the areas that are seeing the highest growth in wind power development in the U.S.

LM Glasfiber CEO Roland Sundén said: “The U.S. has from the beginning been one of the pioneers in wind power, and is today the world’s largest market. Our new plant in Little Rock will help secure LM Glasfiber’s customers’ long term blade supply and support the development of wind power in the US.