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216 Lose Jobs as ND Wind Tower Manufacturer Shuts Down

Posted at: 11/06/2012 9:54 AM

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A wind tower manufacturer in North Dakota has shut down.

West Fargo's economic development director says the future of the DMI Industries Inc. plant isn't known because officials with the Texas-based company that recently bought the plant aren't immediately revealing their plans.

Parent Otter Tail Corp. is selling DMI plants in West Fargo; Tulsa, Okla.; and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, to Dallas-based Trinity Industries for $20 million. The deal and the pending shutdown were announced earlier this fall.

The West Fargo DMI plant that closed employed 216 people.

West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern tells The Forum newspaper (http://bit.ly/Uvlyi4 ) that he hopes the plant's new owners will resume operations soon.

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Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com

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