Wind energy manufacturer Nordex to en...

Wind energy manufacturer Nordex to end production in Jonesboro

There are 32 comments on the Arkansas Times story from Jun 28, 2013, titled Wind energy manufacturer Nordex to end production in Jonesboro. In it, Arkansas Times reports that:

More bad news in the alternative energy field, an announcement from German manufacturer Nordex of the end of U.S. production - wind turbine production in Jonesboro.

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damnyoudemocRATS

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#1 Jun 28, 2013
more disaster for Americans, tysm obamabots

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Duh

Springdale, AR

#2 Jun 28, 2013
Obama FOREVER!
Wow

Trumann, AR

#3 Jun 28, 2013
Well, it doesn't surprise me. I'm really amazed, it didn't happen sooner, given the work ethic displayed by their employees. Tardiness, fake sickness to get off work, etc. No wonder the Germans are pulling out. They know how to work and make a great product. It seems, all the U.S. can do is shake their (collective) heads and say, that's too much like work.
fritolame

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#4 Jun 28, 2013
Wow wrote:
Well, it doesn't surprise me. I'm really amazed, it didn't happen sooner, given the work ethic displayed by their employees. Tardiness, fake sickness to get off work, etc. No wonder the Germans are pulling out. They know how to work and make a great product. It seems, all the U.S. can do is shake their (collective) heads and say, that's too much like work.
Well FL is totally racist and that's how it is with their AAs they keep hiring and they keep their jobs while a handful of WAs carry the load and as rotten as their bosses are they are still in business even with all the health violations and pisspoor managment so explain that.
Guest

United States

#5 Jun 28, 2013
fritolame wrote:
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Well FL is totally racist and that's how it is with their AAs they keep hiring and they keep their jobs while a handful of WAs carry the load and as rotten as their bosses are they are still in business even with all the health violations and pisspoor managment so explain that.
Simple we eat chips, while we don't need wind turbines. You can't use SNAP to buy a turbine, so no one is buying them.
Wow

Harrisburg, AR

#6 Jun 28, 2013
fritolame wrote:
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Well FL is totally racist and that's how it is with their AAs they keep hiring and they keep their jobs while a handful of WAs carry the load and as rotten as their bosses are they are still in business even with all the health violations and pisspoor managment so explain that.
That is the crux of the matter. It has been (and will continue to be) the downfall of America. And most AAs probably aren't.
superfly

United States

#8 Jun 28, 2013
When was Obama in town laying people off When he start working for nordex
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United States

#9 Jun 28, 2013
superfly wrote:
When was Obama in town laying people off When he start working for nordex
He be the president, he be in charge of everthang
Feed The Trolls

Springdale, AR

#10 Jun 28, 2013
We need more crony capitalism so the Lefties can talk smack about capitalism.
inform me

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Jun 28, 2013
So let me ask all of you this. Have any f you that are talking so bacd about the palce wored there??? I have it really was a great place to work.. 4 day work weeks. You can eat off all the floors even the lunch room and the bathrooms.. No heath violations or issues. Very well ran place by the bosses. Now im not gonna say that things were great like the promise of raises but no one got any or of they did it was very little. A air controlled plant to work in. Goo insurance. So it really was good while it lasted... So make sure you know your facts before you chime in and make sure that it is not word of mouth facts...
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Jun 29, 2013
They're going to have to pay a large fine for closing down before the alloted time because they accepted incentives from the state of Arkansas to open their plant here.
I work here

United States

#13 Jul 2, 2013
Wow wrote:
Well, it doesn't surprise me. I'm really amazed, it didn't happen sooner, given the work ethic displayed by their employees. Tardiness, fake sickness to get off work, etc. No wonder the Germans are pulling out. They know how to work and make a great product. It seems, all the U.S. can do is shake their (collective) heads and say, that's too much like work.
Listen here Dumbass. For the record . The U S plant met every order .never had a day lost time. Clean safe good work place. Built it faster than the Germans and we had to fix problem with wiring and parts from Germany . We was telling them to buy From U S venders . The reason for closing was no orders at all for 2013. If anyone failed it was the sales department .
Dry County Drinker

Batesville, AR

#14 Jul 2, 2013
I work here wrote:
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Listen here Dumbass. For the record . The U S plant met every order .never had a day lost time. Clean safe good work place. Built it faster than the Germans and we had to fix problem with wiring and parts from Germany . We was telling them to buy From U S venders . The reason for closing was no orders at all for 2013. If anyone failed it was the sales department .
Its hard to sell something that no one needs or has a use for without tax incentives from the federal government.
I work here

United States

#15 Jul 2, 2013
You don't need the tax credit . They are Cheaper . They run with no one around . Most parks have only 10 guys for 50 turbines . Where gas and coal and nuclear have over 100 .the problem with anything is that people a greedy and want money . Not what better or more economical .
stop being stupid

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#16 Jul 2, 2013
Dry County Drinker wrote:
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Its hard to sell something that no one needs or has a use for without tax incentives from the federal government.
By the time your messiah dumbO gets through destroying the coal industry and you're paying 10 times what you now pay for your electricity, etc., you'll see the sense in trying to get alternatives ready now, but, as usual, IT WILL BE TOO LATE.

OBAMA WILL DESTROY YOU
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Jul 2, 2013
Wow wrote:
Well, it doesn't surprise me. I'm really amazed, it didn't happen sooner, given the work ethic displayed by their employees. Tardiness, fake sickness to get off work, etc. No wonder the Germans are pulling out. They know how to work and make a great product. It seems, all the U.S. can do is shake their (collective) heads and say, that's too much like work.
I worked with one of the people they hired, at FritoLay. This POS was fired from FL, cause he couldn't control his temper. If Nordex had such low standards for all the hiring they did; then they must have had a plant full of ignorant f**ks.
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#18 Jul 3, 2013
I work here wrote:
You don't need the tax credit . They are Cheaper . They run with no one around . Most parks have only 10 guys for 50 turbines . Where gas and coal and nuclear have over 100 .the problem with anything is that people a greedy and want money . Not what better or more economical .
Wind power is good on a small scale, but it only produces a drop in the bucket. People don't realize how much electricity we use every day.

Wind power is also vastly subsidized by government, getting somewhere around a 2.2 cents per Kwh boost. That's a hell of a lot considering the average cost of electricity on the open market is about 12 cents per Kwh.

Government should not be using taxpayer dollars to pay 20% of the costs to produce a product. If the producers of a product, including electricity, can't compete in the open market, then they shouldn't exist. I hate crony capitalism.

Wind power is also unreliable. It only works when the wind is blowing, and wind speed is also a critical factor. How would you like to watch TV only when the wind was blowing?

I like renewable energy, but until it can be economically viable without government subsidies, and it can produce enough power to meet demand, it will never be more than a good idea used on a relatively small scale.

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#19 Jul 4, 2013
I work here wrote:
.the problem with anything is that people a greedy and want money . Not what better or more economical .
You are correct about this, which is why people invest in wind power, the subsidies bring in the dough. If they wanted better and more economical, they would start building Liquid Fluoride Thorium Recyclers, the leanest, cleanest, greenest proven source of reliable power bar none.

Since: Mar 13

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#20 Jul 4, 2013
guest wrote:
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Wind power is good on a small scale, but it only produces a drop in the bucket. People don't realize how much electricity we use every day.
Wind power is also vastly subsidized by government, getting somewhere around a 2.2 cents per Kwh boost.
The subsidy is much greater than that if you take all things into consideration and compare apples to apples. The cost of the system needed to provide reliability to cover the unreliability of wind is never counted as part of the cost of wind, but the cost shows up in the bill none-the-less.
superfly

Granite City, IL

#21 Jul 5, 2013
I blame congress which is controlled by the GOP

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