The Raleigh-Durham metro area is one of the fastest growing markets in North Carolina and America. Fredericksburg, VA is experiencing its own boom, with accelerated growth expected when the Fredericksburg Extension brings the I-95 HOV/HOT lanes to the city next year. To support this growing need for critical infrastructure and backup power, Curtis Power Solutions has opened two new offices to provide power generation hubs that better serve customers in these regions.
The increasing demand for product offerings in the power generation market has led to the need for updated facilities, equipment and processes to safely handle customer requirements. As a result, according to an October 2020 article in Diesel Progress, Rolls-Royce has announced a $13.9 million investment in its Power Systems business unit for the expansion of its MTU power generation manufacturing facility in Mankato, Minn.
November 30 – December 3, 2020 Even in the midst of a pandemic, engineers need to connect with each other and advance the sharing of information and ideas within the power generation community. That’s why Rolls-Royce, for the first time ever, will be conducting its upcoming MTU Power Generation Symposium in a virtual setting.
The rising demand for more reliable energy solutions doesn’t have to be at odds with the increasing need for a cleaner world.
In early July 2020, Curtis Engine and Western Branch Diesel’s Power Generation division announced a merger that yields expanded resources and territory for the newly created Curtis Power Solutions, LLC.
Service Team Tested by Tropical Storm Isaias Power Outages
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Curtis Power Solutions’ Lunch & Learn sessions for our engineering partners have continued throughout Spring 2020 via Zoom meetings. These sessions, which last approximately one hour and are offered by request, are conducted by members of the Curtis Power Solutions engineering team.
If anyone needs a reminder of how disruptive hurricanes can be, look no further than Isaias. In July, Isaias became the earliest ninth-named storm to make landfall in the United States, breaking a record set in 1916. The storm’s powerful winds caused one of the largest power outage events ever recorded for a Category 1 hurricane, with over 6.8 million customers losing power.
BALTIMORE, Maryland, and PORTSMOUTH, Virginia – July 2, 2020 – Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. and Western Branch Diesel today announced that they have closed on a transaction merging Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. (Curtis Engine) with Western Branch Diesel LLC’s Power Generation Division. The new company will go to market as Curtis Power Solutions, LLC.
Founded in 1944, Curtis Power Solutions is a highly-specialized provider of world-class power generation equipment and services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We are a growing company and always looking for customer-service oriented, knowledgeable, intelligent, and ambitious sales engineers and generator field service technicians.