With the growth of the wind energy market, we solidify our relationship by signing a First Alliance Agreement with one of the largest wind developers at the time – Duke Energy, as well as constructing a 100-million-gallon ethanol plant for Tharaldson Ethanol, a 30-million-gallon biodiesel plant for Seaboard, and a 100 MW coal plant for Great River Energy.
Wanzek enters the American Cranes & Transport (ACT) list of top 50 largest crane-owning companies.
With Leo Wanzek’s health declining and Jon continuing to guide the overall vision for Wanzek, Leo makes the decision to hand the leadership reins over to Jon. Leo did this by greeting Jon at the bottom of a wind turbine, shaking his hand and telling Jon he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Wanzek Construction. Jon happily accepted the opportunity to carry on the family’s legacy.