Broadwind Heavy Industries Receives Welding Certification

CICERO, Ill., March 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadwind Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:BWEN) today announced that its Heavy Industries division has been certified through Caterpillar's 7 Steps to Welding Excellence training program. The certificate acknowledging this accomplishment was received in the Company's Manitowoc, WI facility.

"Achieving this distinction from Caterpillar recognizes the talent and capabilities of our welding team and our commitment to the highest standards of quality in our products," said Eric Blashford, President of Broadwind Towers, Inc. "We look forward to furthering our relationship with Caterpillar in the future."

About Broadwind Energy

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 and specialty weldments, to comprehensive remanufacturing of gearboxes and blades, to operations and maintenance services, we have solutions for the energy needs of the future. With facilities throughout the U.S., Broadwind Energy's talented team of nearly 900 employees is committed to helping customers maximize performance of their investments—quicker, easier and smarter. Find out more at

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