June 26, 2018 12:15 PM, EDT

Transportation Partners Expands Wind Farm Capabilities

TP&L executives with crane TP&L’s Founding Partners and Executive Management Shelli Stacey (left), Billy Brenton, Jim Orr and Justin Orr with the company’s new Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane. (Business Wire)

Transportation Partners & Logistics purchased two new cranes that it will use to transport oversized and overweight cargo.

Since 2012, Casper, Wyo.-based TP&L has worked on projects for more than 75 wind farms and multiple oil and gas drilling companies in North America.

A Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane will be used at TP&L’s 630-acre Garden City, Kan. distribution center, and a Terex HC 285 crawler crane will become part of the company’s Enid, Okla., facility. The cranes will be used in wind turbine projects. The company also has distribution centers in Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming.

The cranes allow TP&L to extend its offload of wind tower components and transformers from rail to truck while in the yard, and give it the capability to move, store and deliver large equipment to job sites.

“We are proudly an asset-based company, which will allow us to better bid and win jobs because our equipment is our own and we don’t have to rely on subcontractors to help us deliver the quality of service we extend to our customers,” said Jim Orr, co-founder of TP&L.