Broadwind Energy Wins $14 Million Tower Order

CICERO, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NAS: BWEN) today announced a $14 million order for towers from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Abilene, Texas facility with delivery scheduled for the second half of 2013.

"Since the final months of 2012, we have announced $127 million in tower orders and we are now pleased to report that our Abilene, Texas plant is near capacity for 2013," said Peter C. Duprey, president and CEO of Broadwind Energy. "We've seen a significant improvement in activity and we are quoting orders for 2014 delivery as the wind energy industry recovers from the downturn at the end of 2012."


About Broadwind Energy

Broadwind Energy (NAS: BWEN) applies decades of deep industrial expertise to innovate integrated solutions for customers in the energy and infrastructure markets. From gears and gearing systems for wind, oil and gas and mining applications, to wind towers, to comprehensive remanufacturing of gearboxes and blades, to operations and maintenance services and industrial weldments, we have solutions for the energy needs of the future. With facilities throughout the U.S., Broadwind Energy's talented team of 800 employees is committed to helping customers maximize performance of their investments—quicker, easier and smarter. Find out more at www.bwen.com.

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