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Dallas, TX, United States, 2009/04/24 - Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, will host “Ride for Wind 2009” to raise awareness for Global Wind Day.
Shermco Charities, an organization funded by employees of Shermco Industries, will host “Ride for Wind 2009”, a motorcycle touring event. The event will start on June 15 in Tin Top, Texas.
“Ride for Wind 2009” (rideforwind.com) is one of thousands of public events taking place worldwide for Global Wind Day, an event coordinated by the Global Wind Energy Council in Brussels, Belgium. Participating motorcyclists will ride approximately 260 miles to Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, stopping at wind farms along the way. At each stop, riders will learn about the benefits of wind power.
“Global Wind Day raises awareness of wind resources all over the world,” said Chris Dehart, project leader for Shermco Industries. “Throughout the event, participants will feel the power of the wind, which will definitely be a fun and free-spirited way to support wind energy. We hope to attract riders from all parts of the country.”
The event will raise funds for the Women of Wind Energy, an organization that supports and encourages the participation and advancement of professional women in the wind energy industry. Funds raised will help build new opportunities for women’s career growth, leadership and impact in the wind industry.
To register for the 2009 Global Wind Day event, visit the website.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating machines and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 250 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the American Wind Energy Association, European Wind Energy Association, Global Wind Energy Council, Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association.