Many of our clients like to get to know the people they talk with on the phone or who travel to their site to service their generators. We wanted to make that a little easier for our generator service customers in Central Valley California towns like Modesto, Stockton, and Fresno. Meet Jeff Zimmerman.
Many companies are unprepared for business disruptions caused by power blackouts and are often unaware of the potential costs and impact on their operations.
While the majority of power failures from national grids last only a few hours, some blackouts can last days or even weeks, completely shutting down production at companies and critical infrastructures such as telecommunication networks, financial services, water supplies and hospitals.
Leading backup generator sales and service company fills sales management position with veteran executive.
Martinez, CA – July 25, 2017 Brian Benson recently signed up with CD & Power, Inc. as their new Sales Manager. In his role, Benson will lead the growing Northern California sales team. To a squad already steeped in talent and expertise, Benson brings another level of depth. He has already meshed with his CD & Power teammates and become a resource to customers and other team members. Perhaps not a triple-double, but not bad for a couple weeks on the job!
Summertime brings visions of fishing, swimming, golf, picnics and getting away with families and friends. But summer can also bring down upon us the nightmare of power outages, brownouts and other disasters that result from a power grid under severe strain. Your business or facility must have a functioning disaster recovery and contingency power plan in place before disaster strikes.
Key people take vacations. Disasters don’t.
If yours is a well thought out emergency response plan, it puts the right people in charge of its execution. But, those people take vacations. Disasters don’t. And your contingency plan does not get to take a week or two away, either.
As Northern California’s largest independent generator service company, we pride ourselves on having the people and equipment available to meet just about any need for backup power. For example, we can offer 24/7/365 emergency support by one of our trained staff (not an answering service) because we not only have dedicated experts (which we do!) but we have enough of them on staff to share in the workload. We wouldn’t have gotten voted one of the best places to work in the Bay Area two years in a row if we didn’t help our employees balance their work lives with their home lives, right?
In the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Oakland, we’re anticipating, as are many others, that municipalities will step up their facilities inspection efforts. Of course, we support improved safety and adherence to environmental standards. We also want you, our valued customers to know we are here to help you be prepared.
Many facilities’ managers find it difficult to keep track of so many regulatory requirements. When it comes to your back up power generators, you have help and resources available to you. This is just one of the areas where your team at CD & Power has expertise. We can help you be prepared for emergency power outages, as well as any upcoming generator inspections.
Here are the critical regulatory items your backup power management plan must address: [Read more…]
When we talk with our customers about our new remote generator monitoring solution, RemoteGP™, they have a hard time believing how much time and money they stand to save. I suppose that is what happens when a new way of doing things comes along. As air travel became convenient, demand for train tickets dropped. After home refrigerators became affordable, the need for ice delivery dropped dramatically.
And now that you can monitor your generators from anywhere, the cost of running around to check on them, and the risk of not knowing what problems they may have, are relics of the past. Let’s take a quick look at just six of the ways that implementing RemoteGP will save time and money:
1) Free 1st Year Monitoring. For orders placed before December 31st 2016, your first 12 months of monitoring will be free of charge! That’s $300 in first year savings per generator. Contact us for details.
2) Instant Air Quality Reports. RemoteGP’s online portal ensures that you are prepared to print necessary reports with the click of a mouse when Air Quality Management District inspectors show up by surprise. When installed on all generators, AQMD reports can be printed for all managed generators from a central location. [Read more…]
When You Put the Name Mercy on the Front of Your Building It’s Nice to Know CD & Power and Gillette Generators Have Your Back.
Often in our experience customers become friends and our transactions with them become stories. This is a recent story with a happy ending for all the parties involved.
Since 1872 the Mercy Retirement and Care Center of Oakland California has offered a comprehensive array of services enriching the lives of seniors in the Alameda County community. Over a year ago, the care center and their HVAC contractor, Matrix HG, determined that their generator could no longer provide the necessary power to back up service to their facilities.
As the planning progressed, the Mercy team recognized that they needed a higher level of attention than what they were getting from the generator sales and service company they engaged initially. Joe Cabral, of Matrix HG, knew exactly who could step in to help. [Read more…]
CD & Power technician Troy Carraway, completed John Deere’s demanding study courses and the required 500 hours of hands-on, machinery work to attain the elite “Master Engine Certified” level of expertise. In their western region, network of dealers covering California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii, John Deere considers only six people as “Master Engine Certified.”
Troy is happy be associated with the long-standing company. “John Deere is a product I can get behind not only because of the quality of the engines, but the old-school culture,” Troy described. “The ‘get the piece of equipment up and running at all costs’ attitude is still alive and well with John Deere.”
We’re proud of the frontline of knowledge and talent we put in the field every day to diagnose and work out solutions to customer problems. Whether it’s an engine in a heavy duty generator on the roof of hospital or a diesel driving a rugged fleet truck, whatever the problem CD & Power will break it down and get the engine firing again. If you need qualified diagnostics and expert repair on any John Deere engine there’s no better place to call than CD & Power.
At the beginning of 2016, California State Assembly Bill 529 (Lowenthal 10/3/2013) went into effect. This legislation altered the previous “Biennial Inspection of Terminals” regulation in some significant ways. For one, it’s no longer strictly a “biennial” requirement (they conveniently renamed it the “Basic Inspection of Terminals” to keep the same acronym).
- Inspections are no longer technically “Biennial.” CHP may inspect any terminal at any time it chooses. Terminals receiving “satisfactory” ratings may not be inspected again for up to six years. Meanwhile, a terminal that receives an “unsatisfactory” rating must be re-inspected by CHP within 120 days.
- Fees are now paid annually to the California DMV instead of CHP.
- Even if you lease your trucks, your organization is responsible for BIT inspections and record keeping (operators with short-term leases on their vehicles could rely on the vehicle owners for this in the past).