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Wind Group Spans the Country and Beyond on Latest Projects
H&N Wind has been awarded several new projects; a 350 turbine oil change project for Iberdrola in five states, a parts supply contract to MidAmerican Energy Holdings (the third largest owner of installed utility scale wind turbines in the US), and 106 GE 2.5MW gearbox borescope inspections for Winergy at the Shepard's Flat Wind Farm, located in Eastern Oregon. We also currently have two technicians in Argentina, completing a large scale gearbox repair for Winergy.

Crane Expansion Plans On-Track
The Crane division has started to ship and install the crane runways for the new RTD Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility in Denver. We were awarded the contract to provide, install and test all of the overhead cranes for this new and very large facility. We have also been awarded the contract with Henderson Mine and Mill for monthly and annual inspections and repairs of approximately 80 units.

Other recent expansion news:

  • Pasco: Performing annual inspections of more than 70 units at Can-Am Steel in Sunnyside, WA. 
  • Salt Lake City: Our newest location now has 2 technicians 
  • Rock Springs: Awarded a contract with Solvay Chemicals for inspection, repair and maintenance of approximately 80 units 
  • Casper: Recently performed a major repair on a 15 ton crane for PacifiCorp 
  • Gillette: Awarded an inspection and maintenance contract with Black Hills Power for approximately 40 units 
  • Williston: Relocated Bill Phipps to help service that market 

Company News: H&N Electric hosted clients and partners at the Columbia Cup Water Follies event a few weekends ago in Pasco. Clients made the journey from all over Washington and Oregon as well as Idaho to attend the event and watch the high-speed boat races with the H&N team. Thank you everyone who helped plan and host the event, we've received many compliments and thanks from our clients and partners.

Safety Corner

Ladder Safety:

When climbing a ladder it is safest to utilize three points–of–contact because it minimizes the chances of slipping and falling. At all times of ascent or descent, the user must face the ladder and have two hands one foot, or two feet and one hand in contact with the ladder.

Basic Safety:

  • If you feel tired or dizzy, or are prone to losing your balance, stay off the ladder
  • Do not use ladders in high winds
  • Wear clean slip-resistant shoes
  • Inspect the ladder before using to confirm it is in good working condition
  • Broken/loose steps, the ladder needs to disposed of
  • Place the ladder on firm level ground
  • Never jump or slide down from a ladder or climb more than one rung/step at a time
  • Never stand on the top rung or step