DMI Industries, a recognized leader in wind tower manufacturing, has expanded its offerings to the wind energy industry with the addition of transport services for large-scale components. The announcement was made during the American Wind Energy Association annual conference. The new service is now available from DMI through a partnership with E.W. Wylie Corporation, a fellow Otter Tail Corporation company and experienced heavy haul provider to the industry.
“Providing greater value for our customers continues to drive our business strategy,” says Stefan Nilsson, president of DMI. “Hauling large-scale components to project sites safely, timely, and cost-effectively remains a challenge for our customers. We believe this new service from DMI addresses these challenges.”
In the partnership DMI takes the lead on all aspects of sales and account management for wind-related hauling of components such as tower sections, blades, nacelles, transformers, and other large-scale components. Deliveries are executed by E.W. Wylie and their modern tractor-trailer fleet capable of loads up to 120 tons and 185 feet long. The fleet includes specialized equipment like schnables and blade trailers.
“It is a relationship that makes sense for our customers and for the industry,” says Brian Gast, president of E.W. Wylie. “Both of our companies are well respected in the wind business and are supporting the efforts of the same organizations to get project sites up and running. By joining forces we are offering a single point of contact to ease the effort of getting components to the site, and giving confidence in safe and timely deliveries.”
DMI is a heavy steel wind tower manufacturer with facilities located in North Dakota and Oklahoma in the United States and Ontario, Canada (see profile in the January 2010 issue of Wind Systems magazine, www.windsystemsmag.com). DMI offers transport services for large-scale wind energy components such as tower sections, blades, nacelles, transformers, and other components. The company also has capabilities to produce equipment for a wide variety of industries including agricultural processing, ethanol production, oil and gas extraction and processing, and water and wastewater processing. For more information, visit www.dmiindustries.com.