Clipper's manufacturing facility is equipped to handle mechanical, hydraulic and electro-mechanical assembly. Other areas of expertise include electrical sub-assembly and testing for high and low voltage, high current, and AC/DC systems. We also offer vibratory gear polishing, surface preparation, and application of weather resistant coats on large industrial components
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Mission, Vision, & Values
Energy drives our world and our economy. Wind energy - clean, renewable and cost competitive - is a practical solution. We believe sustaining cost effective wind energy production is our collective challenge.
At Clipper, we strive to support our customers and their existing Liberty 2.5MW wind turbine fleets by providing OEM knowledgeable gearbox and component part refurbishment services, as well as, maintaining a full line of wind turbine service parts. We recognize that providing reliable service incorporates the skills of a seasoned workforce, while utilizing established processes, quality standards, specialized tooling and proven test procedures.
When our services are required, our customers' success depends on us being responsive, imaginative and technically precise. We pride ourselves on the talent and knowledge developed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa since 2006 in support of Liberty turbine operations throughout North America.
our clients to make them incredibly happy
Because people love what we do
Director, Manufacturing Operations and Materials
Robert R. Skeers joined Clipper Windpower in February of 2006 and assumed responsibility for the implementation of all production planning and inventory control systems and processes. This included transition from Excel spreadsheets to MAS500, and from MAS500 to SAP fully integrated ERP systems.
Mr. Skeers’ 25 years of heavy industry experience includes machining, fabrication, discrete and repetitive assembly, with companies such as John Deere, Raytheon, and Terex. Mr. Skeers has held leadership positions in such functional areas as master planning, forecast and budgeting, inventory control, capacity management, and shop floor execution.
Mr. Skeers received his BA from the University of Northern Iowa, and his MS from Troy University. He has been certified by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and has taught classes on occasion.
Matt Shaffer joined Clipper Windpower in January 2007 as the Plant Controller for the Cedar Rapids operations and has since transitioned to the Corporate Controller role for the company. Matt came to Clipper from PMX Industries in Cedar Rapids where he was the Accounting Manager for that large non-ferrous metal foundry and rolling mill operation.
Matt received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Matt has previously attained both CPA and CMA certificates. Matt’s favorite activities outside of work are spending time with family, running and enjoying time outdoors.
Manager - Engineering, Quality,
Jeff Evans joined Clipper Windpower in September of 2016 as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. His primary responsibility was the documentation and implementation of processes and procedures for the newly launched Generator Repair Center program. In September of 2019 he accepted the position of Manager of Engineering, Quality and Environmental Compliance.
Mr. Evans has over 25 years of product design, manufacturing engineering and technical management experience with companies such as Goss Graphics Systems, Kwik-Way Manufacturing and Marion Process Solutions. He possesses strong technical skills in mechanical systems design, manufacturing techniques and mechanical power transmission systems.
Mr. Evans received his Associate of Applied Science degree from Kirkwood Community College and then his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa.
We pledge comprehensive and reliable service, in order to satisfy our customers’ needs for spare parts. Clipper has maintained excellent relationships with suppliers, offering a variety of spare parts that fulfill our customers’ needs. Original Clipper spare parts are readily available, offering the highest level of personalized customer service.
Access to Nearby Interstates
Major Metropolitan Areas
Having a problem with reliable repair or sourcing of your wind turbine component parts? Clipper is sized to respond promptly to your specific individual needs. Our skilled staff also provides immediate and direct assistance as part of our excellent customer support. Give our experts at Clipper a call today. It would be our pleasure to discuss your future needs
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Access to Nearby Interstates
� I-380, 1.5 miles
� I-80, 18.1 miles
� I-35, 100 miles
Major Metropolitan Areas
� Chicago, 245 miles
� Omaha, 259 miles
� Minn./ St. Paul, 280 miles
� St. Louis, 283 miles
� Kansas City, 317 miles
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4601 Bowling Street S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
TEL: (319) 364-2860
FAX: (319) 364-2960
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