BP Solar To Close Frederick Operation Next Year


FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — BP Solar says it plans to close its Frederick operation early next year and many of the site’s 80 employees could lose their jobs.


Company spokesman Pete Resler said Tuesday that BP Solar will end operations at the Ballenger Creek Pike building by early 2012.


According to The Frederick News-Post, Resler says the move is part of a major restructuring of BP America and its alternative energy operations.


Some employees at the Frederick facility, mostly in marketing and research, will be offered jobs at the company’s headquarters in Houston. Resler did not say exactly how many positions would be available in Houston.


In March, BP Solar cut 320 jobs in Frederick when it moved its manufacturing operations to other countries.



(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Steven Cville

    Just another case of the business friendly condition O’malley has made Maryland. Liberals cheer with glee when he attends a job fair like he’s doing something great meanwhile jobs have been running from the State.

  • CoreF

    Yup, I’ve moved my business out of Maryland this past year. Taxes and overhead are getting WAY to difficult in MD.

  • KottaMan

    Maryland needs to get REAL about this type of jobs drain. BP a short while back actually built a large addition to this building and it was nearly finished. Then, in an abrupt about-face, they announced they were not going through with the expansion of making solar panels and tore the whole addition down. Ride by and see the slab! We have become a country of “users” not ‘makers.’ Face the fact that every job exported is a step closer to collapse of this country. After all, everyone can’t be a Bill Gates, a computer guru, or employed in the health care industry. There are really no other endeavors out here that have any long-term viability and that will create jobs as the situation is currently.

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