CICERO, Ill., Feb. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWEN) today announced an increase in its credit line with CIBC Bank, USA to $35 million, and the extension of the term for 3 years. Under the terms of the new credit agreement, Broadwind will have the ability to borrow up to $35 million against a borrowing base consisting of (a) 85% of the face value of eligible receivables of the Company, plus (b) 50% of the lower of cost or market value of eligible inventory of the Company, not to exceed $12.5 million, plus (c) the sum of (i) 75% of the appraised net orderly liquidation value of the Company’s eligible machinery and equipment plus (ii) 50% of the fair market value of the Company’s mortgaged property, not to exceed $12 million.

The Company separately announced it has received $8M of new wind tower orders, which will be produced in Manitowoc, WI in 2019.

Broadwind CEO Stephanie Kushner stated, “We are pleased to expand our relationship with CIBC. The increase in our credit line will provide additional flexibility to support near term strength in the US wind market, and continued expansion of the products we produce in each business. Recent wind tower orders include an initial qualification order from a new entrant in the US Wind market. Our focus continues to be on diversification and this order represents a key milestone for us.” 

About Broadwind Energy, Inc.
Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWEN) is a precision manufacturer of structures, equipment and components for clean tech and other specialized applications. From gears and gearing systems for wind, oil and gas and mining applications, to wind towers and industrial weldments, we have solutions for the clean tech, energy and infrastructure needs of the future. With facilities throughout the U.S., Broadwind Energy's talented team is committed to helping customers maximize performance of their investments—quicker, easier and smarter. Find out more at www.bwen.com

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BWEN INVESTOR CONTACT: Jason Bonfigt, 708.780.4821 jason.bonfigt@bwen.com