Temporary layoffs at DSTN as project winds down

Adam MacInnis
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Workers at DSTN carefully move a portion of a wind tower into the yard. FILE PHOTO

 DSTN has had to lay off employees as it wraps up a 10-wind tower order for Eastern Kings County, Prince Edward Island.

“The company is, regretfully, in a position where temporary layoffs have been required,” Scott Covey, spokesperson for the company said Wednesday.

While he said it’s against company policy to say how many people were laid off, they have about 90 skilled employees still working at the Trenton facility.

He said they are confident the affected employees will be able to return to work in the near future.

“DSTN continues to work on its diversification plan and has been reaching out to a number of companies throughout the world with its focus remaining on the wind and oil and gas sectors,” he said. “Everyone within the company is eagerly awaiting a decision on the South Canoe Wind Project near Windsor, Nova Scotia which is expected in November of this year.

The company is continuing fabrication on four 30,000 USG pressure vessels which will bring the total number of pressure vessels fabricated in the Trenton facility to six.

Geographic location: Trenton, Eastern Kings, Prince Edward Island Windsor Nova Scotia

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