LM Glasfiber Makes First Blades at Port of Little Rock

LM Glasfiber of Denmark, which makes fiberglass wind turbine blades, said workers that will be part of its new plant at the Port of Little Rock completed three 40.3-meter blades last week.

The company announced last year that it would build a $150 million, 700,000-SF plant in the port and would begin operations in the first quarter of 2008. It said it would employ more than 1,000 within five years. The company also will locate its North American corporate headquarters in Little Rock.

LM Glasfiber broke ground on the plant in October. While the new plant is being built, LM Glasfiber already has 190 employees working at a plant on Scott Hamilton Drive in Little Rock.

The Scott Hamilton plant is a production facility that's also providing on-site training to new employees, the company said.

The three blades made in Little Rock will be supplied to Acciona Windpower, the company said.