LM Glasfiber makes first wind blade in Arkansas

LM Glasfiber says it has manufactured the first set of wind blades at its new facility in Little Rock, Ark.

LM Glasfiber (Lunderskov, Denmark) reports that it has manufactured the first wind blade set at its newest facility in Little Rock, Ark. The first blade set from Little Rock will be delivered to an Acciona Windpower wind farm.

Since breaking ground last October at its new plant in the Port of Little Rock, LM Glasfiber has wasted no time ramping up to meet its customer’s global demand for blades. While the new plant is being constructed LM Glasfiber already has more than 190 employees working at the Scott Hamilton plant in Little Rock.

The Scott Hamilton plant is a production facility that has been rapidly deployed to accelerate the ramp-up and provide on-site training to new employees. Here and also at LM Glasfiber’s other U.S. plant in Grand Forks, N.D., employees are trained to ensure that new blades meet LM Glasfiber’s global quality standards. Earlier this year, 100 LM Glasfiber employees were presented with Arkansas Career Readiness Certificates signed by Governor Beebe.

This expertise and hard work recently resulted in the completion of three LM 40.3m blades, a milestone for LM Glasfiber in Little Rock. The blades are the first to be supplied to Acciona Windpower from LM Glasfiber in Little Rock.