An eerie quiet has settled over the Walker Components plant, which assembles custom cables for a global wind turbine company. Orders are down from earlier in the year and one-third of its employees have been laid off this year.
Another 80 workers at the Vestas plant in Brighton are now out of a job. Vestas says those are part of the latest round of layoffs at its U.S. plants. Two-hundred Colorado workers have been let go so far this year and more are expected down the road.