Potential in Wind Energy
Anderson Trucking Services, based in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, saw the potential in wind energy.
“ATS started transporting wind in the early 2000s,” said Gene Lemke, vice president of ATS. “We saw the birth of a new industry, and we saw an industry poised to grow very rapidly, so we made strategic investments into equipment and that helped to position us to become the market leader in wind.”
ATS has 12 full-time employees dedicated to transporting wind equipment, and wind now comprises 30 percent of the company’s revenue. “We transport one out three wind loads in the United States,” said Lemke. Since 2003, ATS has hauled more than 190,000 wind components.