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Siemens Gamesa sends factories into hibernation, sacks employees

Two US factories will be closed over the summer, and several workers will be laid off. A patent case with GE is to blame, along with low demand.

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German-Spanish turbine maker has embarked on a new round of layoffs in the US.

Once again, workers employed at the wing factory in Fort Madison, Iowa, and the nacelle factory in Hutchinson, Kansas, will be affected. In February, 69 jobs were cut at the nacelle plant, leaving 117 workers, while the wing factory saw reductions of 121 positions, leaving 254 workers.

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