B ONES O F S TEEL 100 YEARS IN BUSINESS +1MILLION TONNES OF STEEL 4 GENERATIONS E ST. 5000 MW = 650,000 TONNES S TRENGTH & INNOVATION
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Overview Ventower Industries is a full service fabricator and supplier of utility and distributed -scale, wind turbine towers. Focused on original equipment manufacturers and wind project developers, we offer many unique and competitive advantages for our customers. Our state of the art facility is equipped with the most technologically advanced fabrication equipment to insure that our wind towers are built to the highest quality standards, efficiently and on time. Our renewable energy minded team has extensive operational, manufacturing, engineering and supply chain experience within the industry. We also employ the region's most highly skilled and certified fabrication workers. Product Equipment Skilled & Experienced Workforce Growth Prospects
Ventowers Unique Advantages Fabricated Metals & Steel Expertise - Ability to globally source steel, capital access for procurement of larger quantities, knowledge of steel market fluctuations & trends Ability to Double Production – manufacturing plant is designed for easy expansion Access to EX-IM Bank financing options Strategic European partnerships providing steel sourcing benefits and fabrication opportunities Location within the Port of Monroe, MI with direct access to waterborne(Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway), rail and truck transport.
Past & Current Customers 1.Aeronautica Windpower / Norwin – 65m towers, 750 kw 2.Goldwind USA, Inc. – 85m towers, 1.5 MW 3.Nordex USA, Inc. – 80m & 91m towers, 2.4 MW & 2.5MW 4.General Electric – 80m towers, 1.X MW
Typically, a project like Energy Bridge and a wind tower manufacturer like Ventower would require and or would create many supply chain opportunities for local companies. For example & not limited to: Steel sourcing openings - Welding equipment – wire, flux Coatings – grit, shot, paint - Tarps / Packing Materials Ladders, platform, bushing/bracket fabrication - Bolts, Fixtures, Fasteners In addition, many skilled engineering, fabrication and various production positions could be created & expanded upon: Welders - Painters - Maintenance Fitters - Engineers - Material Handlers NDT Positions - Skill Set Trainers & Certifiers - Skill Set Supervisors Local Development / Growth Opportunities