rendering of Gearbox Express’s upcoming 75,000 square-foot
facility. Construction of the development will begin in
Mukwonago next week.
- After three years at its original location, Gearbox Express will
make the move to a larger facility next year.
The Mukwonago-based company — North America’s only one to
provide down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing services — will
move from its current 43,000-square-foot building at 909 Perkins
Drive to a new 75,000-squarefoot facility just south of the
CEO Bruce Neumiller said the reason for the move is simple: the
company needs more space.
“We have outgrown this building,” he said. “We have about
30,000-square-feet of manufacturing space here, so we are
essentially doubling that — we are going to 60,000.”
Neumiller said the added space will allow his staff to “do more
of what we do now."
“When we started operations in 2012, we had a vision on how
to help wind farm owners protect and manage their assets,”
Neumiller said. “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.”
Gearbox Express is the first facility to be built in a newly
established industrial park in Mukwonago. The new facility will
incorporate the same climate-controlled and specialized mechanical offerings
as the current location, including its highly flexible,
technologically advanced 3.1 MW test stand. The current test stand
will relocate to the new site, but an additional plate will be
added to maximize setup.
“We are actually the only ones in the country that are doing
what we do,” Neumiller said. Construction on the new
facility will begin next week. Neumiller said there is no
confirmed completion date, but it is expected to be ready in the
third quarter of 2015.