Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWEN) today announced strong fourth-quarter orders, including a $23 million order for wind turbine towers. The tower order was Broadwind’s first order from a leading U.S. wind turbine manufacturer and will encompass towers for various domestic wind projects. The towers will be produced in Broadwind’s Manitowoc, Wisconsin facility for delivery during the second half of 2012. President & CEO Peter Duprey stated, “Fourth-quarter orders were strong across each of our business segments including gearing, towers and services. We are well positioned for revenue growth in 2012. We are delighted to win our first tower order with a major new customer—this fits with our strategy to further diversify our customer base.” About Broadwind Energy, Inc. Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ: BWEN) applies decades of deep industrial expertise to innovate integrated solutions for customers in the energy and infrastructure markets. From gears and gearing systems for wind, oil and gas and mining applications to wind towers, to comprehensive remanufacturing of gearboxes and blades, to operations and maintenance services, and specialty weldments, we have solutions for the energy needs of the future. With facilities throughout the U.S., Broadwind Energy's talented team of 800 employees is committed to helping customers maximize performance of their investments—quicker, easier and smarter. Find out more at www.bwen.com. Forward-Looking Statements This news release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995—that is, statements related to future, not past, events. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "expect," "plan," "will" or other similar words. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company's forward looking statements may include or relate to the Company's plans to grow its business and its expectations regarding its operations, revenue growth and the business of its customers; the Company’s expectations regarding its plan to restructure its operations by consolidating its operations; the sufficiency of the Company's working capital; and the Company's expectations regarding the state of the wind energy market generally, as well as the Company's expectations relating to the economic downturn and the potential impact on its business and the business of its customers. For further discussion of risks and uncertainties, individuals should refer to the Company's SEC filings. The Company undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this news release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.