Tindall Corporation announces the award of $16,750,500 in tax credits by the U.S. Treasury Department to provide incentive to build a new precast concrete wind tower base manufacturing facility in Newton, Kansas. The plant will provide production facilities for the company’s Atlas CTB™ concrete wind tower bases. The earmarked funds are from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and fall under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Section 1302, to encourage clean energy manufacturing.
“We are pleased to be applying our precast design and engineering solutions to the wind energy market at this time,” says William Lowndes III, chairman and CEO. “The tax credit is vital to moving this project forward in the next year to create new jobs and positively impact the wind energy market.”
The Atlas CTB wind tower base system boosts turbine hub heights to 100 meters and higher. Assembled on site from precast concrete staves and tube sections, the Atlas CTB will support larger, higher turbines to capture stronger, steadier winds for improved power output.“Newton’s location in the heart of our nation’s wind corridor makes it an ideal setting for this new manufacturing facility,” according to Chris Palumbo, P.E., vice president of business development. “This plant, our sixth manufacturing location in as many states, will be dedicated to the production of Atlas CTB components.”
Tindall Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of precast, prestressed concrete structural and cladding systems for mixed-use, educational, commercial, industrial, energy, wind power, and parking structures, as well as modular products for the corrections industry and utility products. With more than 45 years of experience it is one of the nation’s largest precast companies and has five manufacturing facilities strategically located across the southern states.