BRUNSWICK (AP) – A composites plant in Brunswick that makes glass fiber for wind turbine blades is closing for at least a month and putting 50 of its 98 workers on furlough because of the economic slowdown.

Owens Corning, which acquired the former Brunswick Technologies Inc. plant in 2007, says the move is temporary until market conditions improve.

Company spokesman Scott Deitz said all but two of the furloughed employees are production workers.

The plant primarily makes products for the wind energy industry, but also serves the marine and medical markets.


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