Gearbox Express (GBX), a provider of down-tower wind gearbox remanufacturing services, has announced plans to double its footprint by building a new, 75,000-square-foot plant in Mukwonago, Wis.
The company currently operates out of a 43,000-square-foot facility in Mukwonago. Bruce Neumiller, founding partner and CEO of GBX, cites a lack of capacity to support the company's growth as the major reason to build and move to a larger facility.
"When we started operations in 2012, we had a vision on how to help wind farm owners protect and manage their assets," says Neumiller. "Our growth has exceeded expectations to the point of needing to double our facility space.
"Owners are embracing the value we bring in keeping their investments running, and we need a facility that helps us fulfill our promise to deliver efficient and high-quality customer service from a company bringing dedicated gearing, bearing and gearbox expertise," he continues.
GBX's new plant will be the first facility built in a newly established industrial park in Mukwonago. The company says the new plant will incorporate the same climate-controlled and specialized mechanical offerings as GBX's current location, including its 3.1 MW test stand. The current test stand will relocate to the new site, but an additional plate will be added to maximize set-up.
Construction will begin mid-December, and the new facility is expected to be fully up and running by the end of third-quarter 2015.