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AWEA WindPower 2018 Chicago, IL - May 7th - 10th!

What better place to meet the Rope Partner team than the Windy City! We'll be exhibiting in booth 5034 of the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL, to meet our Santa Cruz based team, and to discuss all things wind related with America’s original rope access company!

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WindPower 2017 – Anaheim, May 22-25!

AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 is coming to Anaheim May 22-25!

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Climbing Wind Turbines for a Living – The Weather Channel and Great Big Story Video Feature

Rope Partner technician, Jessica Kilroy, started life with nothing more than a love of climbing and an inspirational father. Great Big Story and the Weather Channel go behind the scenes to learn how a rock climber found her dream job in wind energy.

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Keys to Quality Coating Repairs

Steve Swett explains the Rope Partner method for achieving high quality coating repairs on a corroded Wind Turbine Tower.

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We’re Hiring!

Consider yourself an expert in blade repair? Rope Partner has an immediate need for experienced wind turbine rope access blade repair technicians that are ready to become senior technicians in the company.

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Our technician, Corey Calligan, gets cover story of North American Wind Power magazine!

Rope Partner is delighted to announce that our technician, Corey Calligan was featured for the March 2016 cover story of North American Windpower magazine!

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1015 New Trees Planted Planet

Three short years ago when Rope Partner’s environmental committee began our Plant-A-Tree pledge we were looking for ways to reduce, offset and eliminate the various forms of environmental footprint we leave through necessity of the work that we do. With the carbon-dioxide generated through travel becoming an immediate and obvious target we began an initiative to plant a new tree for the beginning and end of every project undertaken, assisting with reforestation efforts and carbon sequestration.

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We've Moved!

In order to keep up with demand for our services, we’ve moved to a much larger space. We haven’t finished the interior 100% yet, but will be done soon. Keep your ropes wrapped, your carabiners locked, and your eyes open for our new training, office, and warehouse areas all under one roof.

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500 New Trees Planted on Our Planet

Rope Partner is delighted to announce its Plant-A-Tree pledge has now planted 500 trees around the world! Two short years ago when Rope Partner’s environmental committee began our Plant-A-Tree pledge we were looking for ways to reduce, offset and eliminate the various forms of environmental footprint...

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Rope Partner Teams Up With Bladena to Bring to Market a New-Patented Blade Reinforcement System

A recent partnership that strengthens Rope Partner’s portfolio of services will prove revolutionary to extending the operational life of turbine blades. Research shows that a significant number of turbine blade failures are bond line related, with trailing edge failures being the most common. These problems are caused by “breathing,” which refers to blade panel deformities induced by heavy loads being exerted during turbine operation...

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Rope Partner – A Certified Green Business

The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program has certified Rope Partner as a Santa Cruz Green Business. The process took more than two months to complete over 100 eco-conscious retrofits to the main office and training facility. Compliance with measures for waste management, water usage, energy consumption and business practices were completed in order to meet certification requirements. Over time, these improved business practices will make a significant difference in our consumption and footprint.

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Tech Safety Lines and Rope Partner Launch Training Partnership

Rope Partner and Tech Safety Lines are pleased to announce a partnership to provide reliable safety training for wind turbine technicians. Tech Safety Lines is best known for its patented SRK-11, a Self-Rescue Kit certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), that provides immediate and independent rescue capabilities to wind-industry technicians working at heights on turbine towers.

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Dantec Dynamics and Rope Partner Launch Enhanced Shearography Service

After successful field trials, Dantec Dynamics is releasing a new ruggedized shearography system for up-tower inspection. Shearography is an optical inspection technique to find sub-surface defects in material such as wind turbine blades. In conjunction with Rope Partner, the leader in rope access services in the wind-energy industry, the new capability will enable detection of defects, including wrinkling, up-tower across large areas while keeping access cost to a minimum.

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Hempel and Rope Partner Collaborate to Provide Coating Services

HEMPEL USA Inc. and Rope Partner, Inc. — have partnered to provide full-service maintenance to the wind turbine market for infield tower coating repair and maintenance.

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3M and Rope Partner Study the Output Effects of Blade Leading Edge Erosion

Rope Partner has partnered with 3M to conduct an in-field study on the effects of leading edge wind turbine blade damage. The purpose of the yearlong study is to quantify the reduction in overall wind turbine output due to leading edge erosion. This data-driven study will be the first published work to put verifiable numbers behind this widespread issue for wind turbine blades.

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Revolutionary Blade Inspection Tools from Rope Partner and Dantec Dynamics

Shearography is an optical inspection technology in widespread use in the Aerospace and Marine Industries” reports Dantec’s Matt Crompton, “it’s non-contact, fast, highly repeatable, flexible and is ideal for glass or carbon fiber constructions

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