--Adds Major Wind Turbine OEM To Customer Base--
--Company Has Secured Nearly 70% of Full-Year 2020 Production Capacity--
CICERO, Ill., March 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadwind (BWEN) - Get Report, a diversified precision manufacturer of specialized components and solutions serving global industries, today announced an order from a wind turbine customer, representing a total value of approximately $5 million.
With this new customer addition, Broadwind now supplies three global wind turbine manufacturers, further to the Company's long-term focus on customer diversification. Including this order, Broadwind has approximately 70% of its full-year 2020 production capacity in its backlog. As of Dec. 31, 2019, total backlog was $142.3 million, an increase of more than 48% from the prior-year period.
"Tower demand has increased materially over the past year, resulting in improved capacity utilization at our manufacturing facilities. We are pleased with the recent progress made toward further customer diversification, as evidenced by the addition of a new, major wind turbine OEM customer, together with continued growth in demand from our existing base of customers," stated Eric Blashford, President and CEO of Broadwind.
"To date, we have experienced no significant disruptions to our business resulting from COVID-19, although we continue to monitor the situation closely," continued Blashford. "We are working with our employees to ensure their personal well-being while maintaining our customer commitments. Within our supply chain, we currently have sufficient inventory to support ongoing operations into June, which provides us with flexibility with which to support existing demand."
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