MFG Announces New Wind Blade Order for South Dakota Manufacturing Facility

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) announced today that a substantial new order for wind turbine blades has been confirmed.

On December 6, 2017 the company announced closure of MFG South Dakota, the company’s wind blade manufacturing plant located in Aberdeen, South Dakota by February 15, 2018.  This new order will sustain operation of the facility into the third quarter of 2018.

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) was instrumental in the effort to preserve the Production Tax Credit (PTC) in the tax reform bill just passed which had a positive impact on this new order.

Senator Thune stated “Today’s news means MFG will be able to keep its doors open and continue to explore other partnerships, and I’m sure this is great news for its employees this holiday season. Throughout this tax reform debate, I fought hard to provide tax certainty for this industry, and it is great to see that it will directly benefit Aberdeen.”

“We are delighted and grateful for this unexpected order and what it means for our teammates and the community of Aberdeen”, reported MFG’s SVP David Giovannini.

MFG is optimistic that the continuation of operations into 2018 may provide additional opportunities to keep wind energy business and jobs in South Dakota.

MFG has been active in the wind energy industry since 1980. In addition to blades the company manufactures wind turbine nacelles, spinners and spare parts at facilities in Texas, Alabama and California. It also provides both field and factory services for wind blades.

The plant in Aberdeen closed for the seasonal holiday break on December 22, 2017 and resumes operation on January 2, 2018.