Broadwind Energy—parent company of Broadwind Towers in Manitowoc has announced its laying off an unspecified number workers— eliminating two weekend shifts. Seehafer News has put in a call to the company’s communications director Joni Konstantenlos for comment. She has released a statement saying “the layoff has nothing to do with the quality and dedication of our team. Unfortunately it’s the result of what we believe is to be a temporary pause in the market and orders in the Midwest.” Broadwind had announced in January, $28 million in new tower orders that are to be produced in Manitowoc and its second facility in Abliene Texas. No word on if the affected workers will be brought back if the market demand picks up.