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Turbine Maker Recalls 79 Workers At Pa. Plant

Fri, 02/19/2010 - 3:59am

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa has brought back 79 workers laid off from a western Pennsylvania plant in November.

The company says it will also hire 50 more workers at its plant in Ebensburg, about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Company officials said in November that 141 people were laid off, including the 79 who have been recalled. More than 60 others were to be offered buyouts or jobs in other parts of the company.

Gamesa said it was bringing back the workers after Gov. Ed Rendell on Thursday announced three new wind energy projects worth $22.8 million. The contracts were not all directly awarded to Gamesa, which will benefit instead by wind turbine orders expected to result from the projects.

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