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Nordex SE has announced that the company will cease nacelle production at its Jonesboro, Arkansas facility after it completes the orders in its current pipeline. The decision was driven by the wind industry’s global overcapacity and the continued uncertainty and instability of the US market.
 
The decision will not impact the current year’s business performance, as exceptional expenses were already accounted for in 2012 as previously reported. In the future, nacelles for the North and Latin American markets will be supplied from Nordex’ factory in Rostock, Germany. Service activities for all existing US wind farms are not affected by the closure of the US production. The training academy, the central parts storage and the repair facility in Jonesboro will remain in operation to support Service and Operations in the Americas. Around 40 employees of the 46 will be affected with layoffs beginning in the fall 2013.
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