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Locweld And Valmont Utility Announce Exclusive Partnership

Oct. 28, 2020
Partners promise utilities and EPCs faster delivery of quality lattice towers.

Locweld, the North American leader in steel lattice transmission tower manufacturing, and Valmont Utility, a division of Valmont Industries, a leading producer and distributor of infrastructure products and services, have announced an exclusive partnership.

Together, the two companies aim to offer North American utilities and EPC firms the design and supply of lattice transmission structures for large-scale projects.

Valmont's lattice tower facility in Halol, India, will act as an exclusive subcontractor to Locweld for the North American market. The combined annual capacity would reach 80,000 tons. According to Locweld, customers can expect the same quality from both facilities, with the company providing fast deliveries, project management, and logistical planning.

"This partnership was created with the customer in mind. We want every North American utility and EPC company to know they are getting local service," said Locweld's President Pierre Lavoie. "Innovating our business model to maintain competitiveness against lower-cost overseas lattice manufacturers is vital to our success. Other companies were considered; however, Valmont was the clear choice with similar operations, quality, values and a sense of mutual trust. This business model will bring a unique and innovative option for major North American lattice projects."

"It will be a very complementary partnership, as our companies have many things in common," said Aaron Schapper, executive vice president, Valmont Infrastructure. "Valmont and Locweld are both leaders in utility infrastructure through the quality of the products and services we offer. Being established in our market, we look for continuous improvement and to effectively do more for our customers in the most efficient manner possible. We both engineer and manufacture steel structures that last, and now have the capacity to meet the needs of the market and do it faster."

"This type of alliance is a first in the North American industry," said Locweld Vice President of Sales and Estimation Deanne Cyr. "This is a model we are working on together with a long-term vision in mind. We will change the market, and together Locweld and Valmont have the combined capacity to deliver significant volume. The customer will have flexibility for major projects through a combination of domestic and offshore supply. No other lattice tower fabricator will provide faster lead times, nor our level of customer service".

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