TP&L Foote Creek Project

Transportation Partners & Logistics was recently awarded the bid to construct the Foote Creek Project, located in McFadden, Wyoming.

TP&L beat out multiple other firms in a bid to erect 11 4.2 megawatt Vestas Towers in the Foote Creek area.

“This is a full scope project, all underneath TP&L,” said Chase Pearson, an Operations Project Manager with Transportation Partners & Logistics.

Pearson will be managing the construction of the project, and it’s a job that he is more than suited for.

“I’ve always been in construction,” Pearson revealed. “Primarily new construction for wind farms. I ended up building a 2.2 million square foot industrial warehouse in Northern Minnesota the last couple of years, and then I joined back on with TP&L in January. I’ve known Justin and Jim [Orr] for years. I built a wind farm for Jim in 2016. We partnered with TP&L. They did the offload on a wind farm in Oklahoma, and I brought in a team and we did the erection and mechanical completion of 27 GE turbines.”

So, Pearson is no stranger to wind farm construction. He began working with TP&L in January and the Foote Creek Project is his primary focus.

Given the fact that the project is being built in Wyoming, a state known for its high winds, the project will take a couple of years to complete.

“There’s a short season with lower winds that allows for erection,” Pearson said. “So, we’ll split the roads and foundations in the summer of 2022 and then the erection portion and mechanical completion will fall in the best weather months, the summer of 2023.”

Mechanical completion, if all goes according to plan, should occur in the fall of 2023.

For Pearson, this project is the culmination of the many years of construction he’s performed. He was brought onto this project by Jim and Justin Orr because they knew he was the right man for the job. They knew that not only was he the right man, himself, but they knew that he would also build the right team to be able to construct this project with the same commitment of excellence that both TP&L and its sister company, GSS, are known for.

“I like to build successful project teams,” Pearson said. “And now, being able to drive this division and making sure that we put the right people in place, and making decisions that you’re gonna see come to fruition in the field in the next months and years to come is exciting. Finding the right fit for the opportunities we have at hand and making sure that we execute them to the fullest of our abilities is the primary goal.”

It’s a goal that will undoubtedly come to fruition, but one of Pearson’s other goals is to help others achieve the same level of success and notoriety that he has.

“When I was younger, the biggest thing was, maybe not ‘the glory,’ but being the best, ya know?” he asked. “But now, it’s about giving other people an opportunity; it’s about seeing the potential in somebody and helping them grow in their career.”

And that’s the definition of team work. Pearson hasn’t been with TP&L for a long time, but he’s already ingratiated himself and he’s proven that he belongs on the team, for the Foote Creek Project and any other project that may come up in the future. “I think what’s exciting about TP&L is that, as large as we are, we still keep it close knit and friendly,” Pearson stated. “I’ve been here for four and a half months and I’ve yet to hear a negative comment about a fellow employee. Everyone will jump in any day of the week to help somebody if they have questions, which is pretty unique. Especially with the owners we have, and our teammates across the different businesses; if you have a question, there’s somebody within TP&L that we can ask, and they’ll find a solution for it.”

TAKKION Acquires Harvest Energy Services

Acquisition Continues the Expansion of TAKKION’s Renewable Energy Operations and Maintenance Services 

DALLAS, Texas, May 3, 2022  — TAKKION TP&L Holdings LLC (“TAKKION” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”) today announced that it has acquired Broomfield, CO-based Harvest Energy Services, LLC (“Harvest”). Harvest is an independent services provider of operations and maintenance (“O&M”) solutions to the renewable energy industry.

TAKKION is a premier independent services provider supporting the energy transition. The acquisition of Harvest demonstrates the continued expansion of TAKKION’s capabilities in long-term O&M solutions for renewable energy markets. Harvest is TAKKION’s third significant acquisition in less than 18 months and expands TAKKION’s scale and capabilities in the wind services market.

Harvest acquisition expands TAKKION’s scale and capabilities in the wind services market

The Harvest team will join TAKKION’s leading logistics and O&M services companies: Transportation Partners and Logistics (“TP&L”), Global Specialized Services (“GSS”), RENEW, and AIRWAY SERVICES. The addition of Harvest will grow TAKKION’s wind O&M presence in North America, meaningfully enhancing TAKKION’s ability to provide comprehensive solutions for the evolving needs of the renewable energy supply chain. In particular, the Harvest acquisition expands TAKKION’s technical capabilities in blade repair, and adds a high throughput, state of the art training center in Broomfield, Colorado that will support continued hiring and job creation for the renewable energy industry.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Harvest to TAKKION. Harvest has a long history of performance and we are fortunate to incorporate the expertise of its employees into our businesses. We see compelling opportunities to expand the already market-leading scope of TAKKION’s services, leveraging Harvest’s skills and equipment. The acquisition of Harvest furthers our goal to be the strongest partner to companies across the renewable energy industry.” said Jim Orr, CEO of TAKKION.

Vinson & Elkins LLP acted as legal counsel to TAKKION in this transaction. Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel to Harvest.


TAKKION is a premier independent service provider of logistics, O&M, and technical repair and remanufacturing services to the renewable energy industry. With the industry’s largest network of people and assets across North America, TAKKION is uniquely positioned to support and optimize the growth and lifecycle of renewable energy. Our brands TP&L, GSS, RENEW, and AIRWAY SERVICES work together seamlessly to deliver quality, performance, and efficiency for our customers. We live by our core values of safety, integrity, transparency, and putting our people & customers first. To learn more about how TAKKION is Moving Energy Forward, visit


Apollo is a global, high-growth alternative asset manager. In our asset management business, we seek to provide our clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum from investment grade to private equity with a focus on three business strategies: yield, hybrid, and equity. For more than three decades, our investing expertise across our fully integrated platform has served the financial return needs of our clients and provided businesses with innovative capital solutions for growth. Through Athene, our retirement services business, we specialize in helping clients achieve financial security by providing a suite of retirement savings products and acting as a solutions provider to institutions. Our patient, creative, and knowledgeable approach to investing aligns our clients, businesses we invest in, our employees, and the communities we impact, to expand opportunity and achieve positive outcomes. As of December 31, 2021, Apollo had approximately $498 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit

TP&L Safety Award

At Transportation Partners & Logistics, safety is the single most important aspect of our company and our culture. As proof of this, we need look no further than our site in Pueblo, Colorado. Our Pueblo yard just received an award for being injury free for 5 consecutive years.

“It’s been a group effort,” said Clint Murray, Site Manager for the Pueblo yard. “We started revamping our JSA (Job Safety Analysis) program, which is a meeting that the guys have every morning before they start work. It’s a way for everybody to get together and talk about the hazards and mitigations of everything they’re going to do on that particular day.”

The Job Safety Analysis program at TP&L (and all of our sister companies) is pivotal in making sure our employees stay safe. When they begin the day, our employees review each task and they are able to recognize, talk about, and plan for any potential hazards. The JSA has made people think about what they’re doing before, during, and after they do it. Similarly, our grassroots program allows site managers to speak with individual employees on a more personal level, to understand what the employee’s goals are, where they want to be, what they want to do, and how things are going to go.

“I’ve been in this industry a long time, and it’s an anomaly to go this long without any injuries,” Murray beamed. “Our biggest goal at the end of the day is making sure we’re keeping everybody safe and getting everybody home to their families at the end of the day, with their fingers intact. I don’t think there’s really just one specific thing that got us here; it’s the total combination of everything and everybody.”


Transportation Partners and Logistics Expands Capabilities
with Two Crane Purchases

June 18, 2018 – Casper, Wyoming – Transportation Partners and Logistics, LLC (TP&L) announced today that it has acquired two new cranes to further its reach in transporting of oversized and overweight cargo across the supply chain, including wind power and oil and gas projects throughout North America. These new purchases include a Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane for its largest distribution center located in Garden City, Kansas and a Terex HC 285 crawler crane in its Enid, Oklahoma location, which was purchased through Wyoming Machinery Company. These acquisitions come as a result of the company’s visibility into future projects, such as wind turbines, where components are growing in size and will be to up to 62 meters in length as early as next year.

Left to Right: TP&L’s Founding Partners and Executive Management Shelli Stacey, Billy Brenton, Jim Orr and Justin Orr with the company’s new Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane.

“TP&L is pleased to announce these most recent strategic crane acquisitions, as we are proudly an asset-based company, which will allow us to better bid and win jobs because our equipment is our own and we don’t have to rely on subcontractors to help us deliver the quality of service we extend to our customers,” said Jim Orr, president and a co-founder of TP&L. “As we look ahead to new opportunities and business ventures, these cranes will help us continue to focus on moving, storing and delivering our customer’s equipment on time and without error.”

With these recent purchases, TP&L will be able to extend its offload of wind tower components and transformers from rail to truck while in the yard, and will allow for exceptionally large equipment to be moved, stored or delivered to the job site on time. These cranes include jibs that will allow the company to diversify into new industries.

The TP&L Team with the new Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane at the TP&L Distribution Center in Garden City, KS – the largest wind power component distribution center in North America.

With recent expansion of its location in Garden City and additional distribution centers in North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska, the company serves multiple industries including wind power with rail, port and trucking logistics support and management.

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About TP&L
Currently serving a variety of OEMs, project developers and supply companies, TP&L provides logistics and transportation management for a variety of industries across the entire supply chain. Since 2012, TP&L’s unique one-stop-shop for logistics and management solutions has assisted more than 75 wind farms, multiple oil/gas drilling projects and agriculture throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

TP&L’s team of in-house engineers are top-load certified and ready to take the lead when it comes to any logistical needs. From port to pad we deliver – economically, safely and on time.

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