A company involved in the wind energy industry has closed its facility in southwest Iowa, leaving some customers hanging. Gone with the wind is Prevailing Power wind generator’s business in Shenandoah.
Attorney General Spokesman Bob Brammer says, “We have received on the order of half a dozen complaints that range from people who paid for a full generator system and got several parts to people who got nothing.” Brammer says now that the business has closed its doors, their legal perspective is that it’s a business failure that could become involved in bankruptcy.
In an interview on March 3rd, Prevailing Power owner Steve Stultz said his business was a dealership that installs the product built by another company located in China. “We’ve changed brands of generators and we’re continuing to offer good products, factory guaranteed for 5 years. We’re taking care of all the issues,” Stultz said.
Brammer is encouraging customers with issues to submit information to the Attorney General’s office and to contact a lawyer. Brammer warns the public to research a new company before doing business with it. Anyone with questions or concerns should call the Iowa Consumer Protection Division at 888-777-4590.
By Kristan Gray, KMA, Shenandoah