Vestas is consolidating its footprint in Colorado, USA, to reflect lower near-term market demand. The consolidation entails lower manufacturing capacity, which involves reducing the headcount by approximately 450 colleagues in total across three factories in Colorado, USA.
Out of the 450 colleagues, Vestas expects to offer new roles in other parts of the business to approximately 150 impacted colleagues. Concretely, Vestas will consolidate blades production to the Windsor Blades factory and repurpose the Brighton Blades site into a North American headquarters for the Global Tooling business, consolidating from six dispersed smaller locations. This entails ending blades production at the Brighton Blades factory, which unfortunately means laying off approximately 280 colleagues. Additionally, Vestas will reduce headcount at the Pueblo Towers factory and Brighton Nacelles factories by a total of approximately 170 colleagues.