Wind energy plants closing, could reopen

The Siemens Gamesa plants in Hutchinson and Fort Madison, Iowa, will be shut down this summer but could reopen if market conditions improve.

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State News

May 23, 2022 - 3:39 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Siemens Gamesa plants in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Fort Madison, Iowa, will be shut down and most employees will be laid off this summer, company officials said Friday.

The company, which is based in Spain, said the plants could reopen if market conditions improve, The Hutchinson News reported.

The 171 employees in Iowa and 92 in Kansas will be laid off and will be offered severance packages, the company said in a news release.

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