Tindall To Build Dedicated Wind Tower Base Plant In Kansas SPARTANBURG, SC—Tindall Corporation announces plans to construct a new precast, prestressed
manufacturing facility in Newton, KS, that will be dedicated to the manufacture of the company’s new concrete
wind tower base system—the Atlas CTB™. Situated on a 144-acre site in the Kansas Logistics Park, the 150,000 –
200,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility will be the company’s sixth and largest.
“This new plant represents a capital investment of $66 million,” said Tindall’s Vice President of Business
Development, Chris Palumbo, P.E.
Slated to begin construction by April 2011, the new plant will take about 9 months to complete. Tindall
expects 200 employees on the payroll by the end of the first year of production; 400 employees by the end of year
The Newton site was selected for several reasons, including its ready access to interstate and rail lines to
handle the large volume of inbound and outbound freight needed; its central location within the country’s wind
corridor; its small town feel; and quality incentives provided by a joint effort of the city, county and state. “This is
an incredible announcement for Newton,” Mayor Racquel Thiesen said. “This company will be a huge benefit to
our community and the entire region.”
Introduced at the WINDPOWER 2009 Conference in May 2009, the Atlas CTB has been in development
for three years. “We are pleased to be applying our precast design and engineering solutions to the wind energy
market with this new product,” said Palumbo. “This base system for wind tower monopoles boosts the turbines to
heights above 100 meters into stronger, steadier winds that generate more power.” The Newton plant will
manufacture the product’s precast concrete components, which are transported and assembled on wind farm sites.
Tindall Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of precast,
prestressed concrete structural and cladding systems for mixed-use, educational,
commercial, industrial, energy, wind power and parking structures; modular products
for the corrections industry; and utility products. With more than 45 years of
experience, Tindall is one of the nation’s largest precast companies and has five
manufacturing facilities strategically located across the southern states.