Kurz Wind Division Blog

Kurz Wind Energy Blog and News

  • Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #12: Avtron - Your browser does not support audio playback Nidec-Avtron is a leading manufacturer of encoders and tachometers in the Wind Power space. With thousands of units installed in towers across the globe, they’re on the cutting edge of design, performance, and reliability for your Wind Turbines. In this episode, we cover: The AV56 Generation 3 Pitch... View Article
  • BIO Spotlight: Jay Austin - Name: Jay Austin Job Title: Sales Manager- Wind Division Years in Industry: 10 years of Industrial Sales Years with Kurz: 4.5 years at Kurz Area(s) of expertise: Wind Sales- especially slip ring generators, brushholders, and carbon brushes Why he loves his career: “I love the flexibility that the career at Kurz offers. There is a... View Article
  • BIO Spotlight: Beverely Rybak - Name: Beverly F. Rybak Job Title: Wind Business Development Coordinator Years in the industry: 9 Years in Wind plus 30+ Years in Supply Chain; Procurement; Analytics Years with Kurz: 3+ Years Area(s) of expertise: Supply Chain; Procurement; Analytics; Sales; related to WIND and Manufacturing Reason(s) you love your career: What’s not to love about being... View Article
  • BIO Spotlight: Kathy Cira - Name: Kathy Cira Job Title: Industrial Distribution Inside Sales and Wind Inside Sales Support Years in the industry: 43 years in Industrial and 6 years in Wind Inside Sales Years with Kurz: 16 Area(s) of expertise: Motors, Drives, Power Transmission Reason(s) you love your career: Customer and Supplier relationships I have established over the years.... View Article
  • BIO Spotlight: Mike Glynn - Name: Mike Glynn Job Title: Director of Wind Energy/Div of Kurz Indurtrial Years in industry: 10 Years with Kurz: 17 Area(s) of expertise: Mechanical Engineering, Sales & Marketing Reason(s) you love your career: Being a part of improving the US carbon footprint One “Fun Fact”: Love all Sports and most music styles
  • 2019 Wind Scholarship Winners - The Results Are In… We’ve chosen our two winners for the Kurz Industrial Solutions Wind Scholarship Fund. Each will earn $1,000 towards their college education within the Renewable Energy Sector. We are pleased to announce that Neal Novotny and Hannah Wyatt are our two winners! See their video submissions below to get to know them.... View Article
  • What’s New With Kurz Wind? - Posted on June 10, 2019 by Kurz Industrial Solutions A Note From Jay I’ve been with Kurz for almost three years now. It’s been an interesting journey. I’ve been to over thirty states, met hundreds, if not thousands, of new people, and tried to truly listen to our customers to understand how their companies and... View Article
  • 5 Reasons Why Wind Hoses Matter - Posted on March 26, 2020 by Kurz Industrial Solutions When it comes to the cost of operating and maintaining a wind turbine, the biggest focuses are going to normally be on the “big” things like blades, gearboxes, and generators.  When those components are down, there is an immediate need to get them repaired or replaced.... View Article
  • 4 Reasons Hose Assemblies Fail - 4 Reasons Why Your Hose Assemblies Fail Posted on March 26, 2020 by Kurz Industrial Solutions Written by Dan Frantz (see contact info below) When I first started working in Wind, I had assumed gearbox hose assemblies were an afterthought for wind site managers.  With multi-million-dollar machines and many high dollar components, why would a... View Article
  • Kurz Gearbox Hose Fix - How Has Kurz Wind Fixed Gearbox Hose Issues? Posted on April 8, 2020 by Kurz Industrial Solutions Now that we explained why you should care about hoses, and why your hoses fail, we end this three-part series with “how has Kurz improved the hoses.”  The #1 question that we get is “why do you think that... View Article