New North Companies Supply, Deliver Wind Energy

NEW NORTH, August 19, 2008 – Broadwind Energy on Tuesday announced that Manitowoc-based
Tower Tech Systems has signed a contract to manufacture wind tower components for Nordex USA, one
of the world’s leading providers of onshore wind turbines.
Broadwind also announced that Badger Transport, based in Clintonville, signed a contract to deliver the
components to Texas for Nordex.
“The wind energy industry is a targeted industry cluster of the New North, and over the past year, we’ve
seen a great deal of growth in this field for companies in the region,” said Jerry Murphy, Executive
Director of the New North, Inc. “Today’s announcement is just more good news for Northeast
Wisconsin’s developing wind energy industry.”
Tower Tech expects to supply the four-section towers to in early 2009, which will be used to support
2500 kW turbines developed by Nordex. The order is the largest ever for Nordex in the United States,
according to Broadwind.
“The New North’s efforts to promote the region’s wind energy assets are clearly paying off, following our
organization’s trip to the American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Conference back in June,”
Murphy said. “With great companies like Tower Tech and Badger Transport, a highly-skilled workforce,
and great technical schools, we’re looking forward to the continued success of this industry throughout
the region.”
Both Tower Tech and Badger Transport are subsidiaries of Naperville, IL-based Broadwind Energy, Inc.
Tower Tech Systems manufactures utility-scale wind towers and monopiles for on- and offshore wind
development. Its current annual production will support 600-750 MW in capacity, and with two new plants
slated to come online in early 2009, capacity will increase to 1,200-1,350 MW. The company’s facilities
are optimized for mass production with a combination of the most advanced equipment, high-tech
automation and streamlined manufacturing processes. Tower Tech also has expertise in delivering the
larger, heavier next generation of wind towers, which require engineering proficiency and sophisticated
welding techniques. For more information, please visit
Badger Transport is a specialty heavy hauler of oversize/overweight equipment and machinery. Badger
has been in the transportation industry as a full-load and less-than-truckload carrier for more than 20
years. The company transports oversized and overweight loads throughout the United States and
Canada, including wind towers, wind turbine blades and other over-sized equipment for large industrial
applications. It also has expertise with shipments that require specialized equipment. For more
information, please visit
New North, Inc. is a regional collaboration effort focused on promoting regional cooperation and
economic development in an 18-county region in Northeast Wisconsin. The 18 counties included in the
New North are Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, Waupaca, Brown, Shawano, Oconto, Marinette, Door,
Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Florence, Menominee, and
Waushara. To find out more information about New North, Inc., please visit our website at