Gearbox Express (GBX) - the only North American company that is focused on providing down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing solutions - celebrated the official opening of its new 75,000 square-foot facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin on May 4, 2016.
“This is exciting news,” said Tom Kiernan of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “Two-thirds of the value of an American wind farm is made-in-the-USA. A robust U.S. supply chain, in particular a thriving operations and maintenance sector, will be critical to quadrupling American wind power to 20 percent of the grid by 2030, and saving consumers money while doing it.“
Gearbox Express is known for its strict focus on aftermarket infrastructure. “When we launched, all we saw was opportunity. There are more than 50,000 active turbines in the United States and it’s a fact that the gearboxes will need replacing during their lifetime,” said Bruce Neumiller, CEO of Gearbox Express. “The wind farm owners want their investments to keep running and for us to help protect and manage their assets. Demand exceeded all of our expectations and here we are today—officially opening our new headquarters which is twice the size of our first space, with room to grow.”