Brad Foote Selected To Supply Gearing To Cameron

Cameron has selected Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc., a subsidiary of Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ: BWEN), to supply enclosed drives and open gearing for use on off-shore oil platforms. Shipments to Cameron are expected to begin in fourth-quarter 2012 and continue into 2013.

“Brad Foote’s impressive commitment to continuous improvement and deep expertise in precision gearing fits closely with Cameron’s commitment to product excellence. We look forward to working with the Brad Foote team,” said Bill Haggard, Supply Chain for Cameron’s Drilling Systems division.

A heritage of gearing expertise

Since 1924, Brad Foote Gearing has produced tight-tolerance gearing for markets as diverse as oil and natural gas, mining, steel, transportation, power generation and wind. The Company is a founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association and was honored to be the first U.S.-based gear manufacturer to be ISO 9001 certified.

“We are delighted to help meet Cameron’s need for enclosed drive and open gearing,” said Daniel E. Schueller, president of Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc. “This win is another success in our ongoing diversification into a variety of energy and infrastructure markets.”

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 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

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