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Naperville, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Tower Tech Systems, will expand its wind tower manufacturing operations to Sioux Falls, S.D., and Abilene, Texas. Tower Tech Systems currently operates a manufacturing facility in Manitowoc, Wis., that has been producing wind towers since 2004.

Broadwind and Tower Tech will provide tower production capabilities close to major wind energy development areas and supply logistical services to project sites.

"Our customers will be able to depend on Broadwind to provide a more complete and cost-effective supply-chain solution," says J. Cameron Drecoll, CEO of Broadwind. "Our existing Manitowoc facility continues to perform well and will increase tower production capacity, and it will be supplemented by these new facilities in the heart of wind energy markets. This expansion to new regions, combined with our recent acquisition of a transportation and logistics provider to the wind industry, will result in the introduction of significant savings into the marketplace and ensure that we continue to deliver the highest level of quality."

Each facility is expected to initially employ more than 150 workers, with significant expansion options available. Both sites also have direct rail access, ample tower storage and the most modern tower production equipment available in the marketplace. The plants will begin production by early 2009.

SOURCE: Broadwind Energy Inc.


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