MI Solar Company Struggles To Hang On.

11 Nov 2011

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An article in today’s Free Press details the significant challenges faced by Auburn Hills’ solar company Energy Conversion Devices and its subsidiary, United Solar, located in Greenville.  Earlier this week United Solar said it was temporarily suspending all manufacturing operations, laying off more than 400 employees, and is planning to cut another 500 full-time jobs by the end of the year.  Very disappointing news considering that the company was once expected to create more than 1,000 new green technology jobs in Michigan.

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