Wind tower plant in Tulsa shutting down

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Wind tower manufacturer DMI Industries Inc. will close its Tulsa plant in November as the parent company exits the wind energy business. The closure will cost 167 people their jobs. Another company plant in West Fargo, N.D., that has 217 employees will close in October, according to a statement from the manufacturer. “The wind industry’s present economics, substantially driven by the absence of a Production Tax Credit renewal by the U.S. Congress, the lack of a predictable national energy policy, and by low natural gas prices has contributed to a dramatic…

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