TRICO TCWIND, an IPS company, has certified the IPS Denver Regional Service Center for wind service. Denver joins four other TRICO TCWIND certified locations—Litchfield, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Washington, Pennsylvania—in providing coast-to-coast maintenance service for the wind power industry.
IPS, the national leader in the service and repair of electric motors, generators, and mechanical power transmission components, acquired TRICO TCWIND in September 2008 to lead its wind power services. The family-owned independent power services company had played a key role in the industry for years, developing in-shop and up-tower service and repair standards for wind turbine generators while working closely with OEMs, operation and maintenance companies, and wind turbine owners.
“We’ve found that our counterparts at other IPS service centers have ready-made skill sets,” says Jason McDonald, IPS senior VP of wind power. “They look at wind power the way they look at every technology that involves rotating assets—their job is to make it more reliable and meet delivery commitments. Certifying the IPS Denver regional service center was the right thing to do in support of our customers and the growing wind power industry in the Rocky Mountain region.”
“Adding TRICO TCWIND to the IPS portfolio gave us instant recognition and an entrepreneurial approach to wind power services,” says Brian Brehmer, president and CEO of IPS. “Our plan is to continue on this path, certifying additional IPS regional service centers to expand our wind service capabilities. As one company with 16 regional service centers, we believe we have the best local, regional, and national footprint for wind power services in the United States.”
To learn more contact John Covington, IPS senior vice president of marketing, at (864) 451-5634. Go online to www.integratedps.com or www.tricotcwind.com.