Lawton, Okla.-based FairWind has partnered with Palfinger, a provider of large access platforms, on a joint service venture called FairWind Renewable Energy Services.
The company maintains that the combination of the two service companies will result in higher efficiencies through the use of large access platforms – which can double or even triple the efficiency of service and maintenance work. To date, Palfinger notes, workman baskets or rope-access technicians have been the main methods of access.
The company, which officially debuts July 1, will be managed by FairWind owners Brett Bain and Brian Edwards and also by Lance Bowman, director of finance.
‘This joint venture will open up an additional high-growth sales market for Palfinger's large access platforms in North America,’ says Herbert Ortner, CEO of Palfinger. ‘What we and the owners and managers of FairWind LLC have in common is a similar corporate culture. To us, this joint venture is a forward integration in the world's largest market.’