Broadwind Energy Closes Acquisition of Badger Transport

    NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 10 /CNW/ -- Broadwind Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin
Board: BWEN) has finalized its acquisition of Badger Transport, Inc. Badger,
Clintonville, Wis., is a heavy hauler that specializes in transporting
oversized and overweight components and equipment for the wind energy
    Broadwind intends to increase Badger's heavy hauling fleet by more than
40 percent by the end of 2008 to meet increasing demands for Badger's services
from industry customers. Additional plans call for locating Badger's dispatch
centers close to Broadwind manufacturing plants, operations and maintenance
service centers and customer wind project sites.
    "Efficient transportation is integral to our strategy of adding value for
our customers by building a seamless wind energy supply chain across North
America," said Broadwind CEO J. Cameron Drecoll. "Badger is a well-run company
with a sterling reputation and a dedicated and talented workforce that fits
right into the Broadwind culture."
    Former owner Al Johnson will remain an integral part of Badger's
leadership team as its president. "The Badger Transport team is looking
forward to the efficiencies that come with joining the Broadwind Energy
family, as well as the growth opportunities it will provide our employees,"
Johnson said. "We also are excited about cooperating with the other Broadwind
Energy companies in providing outstanding service to customers that have
heavy-haul needs."
    About Broadwind Energy, Inc.
    Broadwind Energy, Inc. (BWEN-OTC), Naperville, Ill., owns, supports and
strategically positions companies that manufacture, install and maintain
components for energy and infrastructure-related industries with a primary
emphasis on the wind energy sector. The company's operational platforms
include wind tower manufacturing; heavy steel fabrication; wind facility
construction, operation and maintenance; precision gear manufacturing; and
specialized transportation services. Its platform companies currently include
Badger Transport, Inc., a heavy hauler in Clintonville, Wis.; Brad Foote Gear
Works, Inc., a precision gearing systems manufacturer based in Cicero, Ill.;
Energy Maintenance Service (EMS), a wind energy operation and maintenance
service provider in Gary, S.D.; R.B.A., Inc., a heavy steel fabricator in
Manitowoc, Wis.; and Tower Tech Systems, Inc., a wind tower and monopile
manufacturer in Manitowoc. Broadwind and its platform companies employ close
to 1,000 people across the United States. For more information, visit
    About Badger Transport, Inc.
    Badger Transport, founded in 1982, is a specialty heavy hauler that has
been a full-load carrier for more than 25 years. The company transports
oversized and overweight loads throughout the United States and Canada,
including wind towers, wind turbine blades and other over-sized equipment for
large industrial applications. It also has expertise with shipments that
require specialized equipment. Badger's wind clients include nearly every
major original equipment manufacturer for the global wind industry. For more
information, visit
    Forward Looking Statements
    Certain statements found in this press release may constitute
forward-looking statements as defined by Section 27A of the Securities Act of
1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and
include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical
fact. Such statements are generally identifiable by the terminology used, such
as "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "expect," "plan," or other similar
words. Our forward-looking statements in this release generally relate to the
expected benefits of the Badger acquisition and our plans and expectations
with respect to Badger post-closing. Although it is not possible to foresee
all of the factors that may cause actual results to differ from our
forward-looking statements, such factors include, among others, the following:
(i) difficulties in integrating Badger's operations and our ability to
successfully capitalize on the acquired business's strengths and service
offerings; (ii) our ability to successfully remediate internal control
deficiencies; (iii) fluctuations in general economic conditions; and (iv)
those risks described from time to time in our reports to the Securities and
Exchange Commission (including our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB). Investors
should not consider any list of such factors to be an exhaustive statement of
all of the risks, uncertainties or potentially inaccurate assumptions that
could cause our current expectations or beliefs to change.  Shareholders and
other readers should not place undue reliance on "forward-looking statements,"
as such statements speak only as of the date of this release. We undertake no
obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements other
than as required by law.

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