Release Date: 02/02/2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
AVAILON NORTH AMERICA OPENS NEW SERVICE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER FOR SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
Availon, Inc., a premier provider of parts and engineering services to wind power industry in North America, headquartered in Des Moines, IA, is pleased to announce the opening of their Sweetwater, TX, Service and Distribution Center (SDC) covering the Southwestern markets of the USA.
The selection of Texas as a location for Availon’s second North American Service and Distribution Center was dictated by the tremendous role played by the state in the US wind energy. Texas is the national leader in overall wind turbines capacity; it is the first state to reach 10,000 MW of wind energy installations. Texas is home to seven of the nation’s top ten largest wind farms, including all of the top five.
Steve Thompson, Availon’s North America President, commented: “The Southwestern region is one of Availon’s key markets, where we have a significant presence. As we continue our quest to provide our customers the best, most efficient and timely O&M services, and deliver the parts when wind turbine operators need them, this new Service and Distribution Center will play a pivotal role in accomplishing this goal.”
The new Service and Distribution Center at 1113 Lamar Street, Sweetwater, TX, has a fully staffed parts warehouse; plus full-time engineering, technical and sales personnel on location.
Availon Inc. is part of the SSB Group family, which has been in wind related industries for 30+ years. Availon has over 200 employees worldwide, with 7 business units in the USA, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Availon specializes in wind turbine spare parts supply and management for GE, Vestas®, Siemens®, Suzlon, and Gamesa turbines; end of warranty inspections; high-tech upgrades; individual turbine optimization; remote monitoring and operations and maintenance. In addition to being a primary supplier for SSB and Duradrive parts, Availon Inc. is also an exclusive vendor for Bachmann, Lenord+Bauer, and Convertec parts.
Availon is the first independent wind turbine service provider to be both ISO 9001 certified and fully certified by Germanischer Lloyd in staff training, troubleshooting and repair processes.
Stan Pshonik - 515-986-9101; email@example.com