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Clipper Cutting Carpinteria Jobs


Multiple media outlets have reported that Carpinteria-based Clipper Windpower will shed its Carpinteria workforce and consolidate operations in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa with less than a hundred employees. Purchased in August by private equity firm Platinum Equity, Clipper, which peaked at 750 employs, has undergone several rounds of layoffs, the Coastal View News reported. The company was hamstrung by cracking problems on its turbines’ blades, and will face the expiration of tax credits in December.

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