King Power Systems: Keeping Homeowners Power Always On, When the Power Is Off

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There’s a street on Maui in Hawaii that is lined with thousands of old eucalyptus trees. Unfortunately, a bug is attacking the trees, making them weak and causing them to fall. These fallen eucalyptus trees account for numerous power outages.

Residents on the scenic road are responding to these ongoing power outages by investing in home standby generators, creating envy among those that are left without hot water and air conditioning for days at a time. 

After an outage lasting four days, Alan Grodzinsky, an Arizona transplant living in Hawaii since 1980, took the plunge and purchased a Cummins QuietConnect home standby generator online and had it installed by his electrician. “My neighbor has a Cummins, and I thought the price was really reasonable. I have a solar backup system, and two batteries cost twice as much as the generator system!”

When an issue with a breaker and a gas regulator prevented the unit from operating, Alan turned to local dealer King Power Systems. While King Power Systems did not sell or install the Grodzinsky’s home generator, the Cummins-authorized dealer went above and beyond to troubleshoot the issue, with the general manager, Daithi Magee, personally delivering the correct part. According to Alan, “He helped to troubleshoot and solve a gas regulator issue that was way beyond the call he was here servicing. He was VERY knowledgeable about the product, and gave a lot of great advice in terms of the capabilities of the unit and how to best utilize it. He turned a disgruntled customer into a very happy camper! I can’t say enough nice things about him.”

For 30 years, King Power Systems has sold and serviced Cummins generators in Maui County, Hawaii. According to Jessica Wallace, Service Manager, King Power continues to sell only Cummins generators because of what the brand stands for – reliable, durable backup power. 

“When power goes out here, all of our customers’ generators are working,” says Wallace, “We attribute this to having annual service contracts and keeping our products maintained.” Ahead of hurricane season, the team connects with customers to see how they can help – fuel, oil change, start-up – to ensure their generator is ready to go in the event of an outage.

Homeowners can feel confident knowing they can purchase a Cummins home generator from any of our online retailers, and installation and service will be supported Cummins-authorized dealers as if they sold the unit themselves. “I haven't had to use my generator yet, but it's online and ready when I need it. Here, you could be without power at the drop of a hat. And it could be a week or two without power until the county deals with it,” according to Alan Grodzinsky. “I sleep better at night knowing it's there.” 

For more information on the importance of backup power and how Cummins can keep you Always On, visit homegenerators.cummins.com

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Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Online Retailer Power Equipment Direct Recognizes Growing Partnership with Cummins Sales and Service

Cummins is the brand homeowners trust for reliability, durability and power.
Cummins is the brand homeowners trust for reliability, durability and power.

Cummins Sales and Service has been awarded 2018 Vendor of the Year by Power Equipment Direct (PED). 

The e-tailer operates 14 dedicated online stores, selling generators, lawn mowers, water pumps and other outdoor power equipment, shipped directly to the customer. In 2004, PED began offering the Cummins brand to consumers, which includes Cummins Home and Small Business standby generators and Cummins Onan RV and Commercial Mobile generators. In 2018, both Cummins product lines experienced tremendous sales growth.

“Cummins employees have enjoyed watching PED grow, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship in the many years to come,” said Tom Meissner, Cummins Regional Sales Manager – Power Generation, Mobile & Home and Small Business.

Founded in 2002, Power Equipment Direct is dedicated to making buying technical products simple. The online retailer offers a wide selection of name-brand power and HVAC equipment, trained product experts on staff, and U.S.-based customer service representatives to streamline the buying process.

Cummins Sales and Service has been awarded 2018 Vendor of the Year by Power Equipment Direct (PED).

Pictured left to right, the award was presented to Dave Wallace, Cummins Mobile Field Service Representative; Diana Verville, Cummins Sales Manager – Homes and Small Business; and Tom Meissner, Cummins Regional Sales Manager – Power Generation, Mobile & Home and Small Business (far right) by PED Category Manager Tony Composono (second from right).  

For more information, visit powerequipmentdirect.com
 

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Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Future of Manufacturing On Display at WIN EURASIA

Mepa Energy showcased the Cummins C3000D5 diesel generator set in their stand, which offered a great perk in terms of size and power.

The newest technologies in the energy, manufacturing and automation sectors were on display at WIN EURASIA 2019, held 14-17 March 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Cummins Turkey’s authorized dealer Mepa Energy attended the fair for the first time to meet with new customers and showcase Cummins technology at one of the largest international forums for the manufacturing industry.

Held at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Mepa Energy joined thousands of tech and industrial leaders all focused on the future of factories. The event hosted 1,376 exhibitors from 20 countries and 77,403 visitors from 111 countries - filling 11 exhibition halls with 33,110 m2 of stand area. Fifty-one panels, 156 speakers and 90 international media professionals rounded out the event.

WIN EURASIA is organized by Hannover Fairs Turkey. Turkey's emerging economy and strategic location on the Silk Road of Technology Age position it well to be a global leader in manufacturing. With technologies like digitalization, automation, Industrial IoT, collaborative robots, augmented reality, smart supply and logistics shaping the manufacturing landscape, WIN EURASIA brought the leading companies and decision-makers together under one roof to explore trends and build business networks in this fast-moving industry. 

Exhibitors included sheet metal processing, metal forming technologies, automation services, electric/electronic equipment, hydraulic/pneumatic services and intralogistics.

Mepa Energy showcased the Cummins C3000D5 diesel generator set in their stand, which offered a great perk in terms of size and power. A map showing completed and ongoing projects with the locations of them was also shown on the fair stand. 

Adam Sidders Marketing Communications Leader Power Systems

Adam Sidders

Adam Sidders is the Marketing Communications Leader for the Power Systems Business Unit of Cummins Inc. Prior to joining Cummins in 2012 Adam worked in Financial Services for Europe’s largest independently owned insurer as their Marketing and Communications Manager. adam.sidders@cummins.com

What to expect during the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

2019 Hurricane Season - Forecast

While weather forecasters are predicting a quieter hurricane season in 2019, homeowners should still take the steps necessary to prepare their home and family for the worst. 

Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine and Oscar. These were the named storms from the 2018 Hurricane Season. 

After the third consecutive above-average season in terms of activity and damage with 15 named storms causing almost $50 billion in damage, forecasters are anticipating a possible reprieve in 2019. 

Late last week, Colorado State University’s Hurricane Research Team released their initial 2019 hurricane forecast, predicting an average season with 13 named storms including five hurricanes; two of which could become major hurricanes.

Despite a promising forecast, these storms could still produce severe – and potentially damaging weather. As hurricane season approaches, it’s important to prepare your home and family for the worst, while hoping for the best. Here are a few steps to take to ensure you’re ready for hurricane season:

  1. Check your insurance policy and verify if you have flood insurance. Policies typically take 30 days to take effect, so check your coverage now in the event you’re affected later. 
  2. Prepare your home’s exterior by cleaning gutters, trimming overgrown trees and vegetation that threaten your home or nearby power lines, and sealing cracks in your foundation. 
  3. Develop a family disaster plan that includes a designated meeting spot and out-of-town contact person in case you’re separated during or after the storm. 
  4. Assemble a disaster prep kit, including items specifically selected for each member of your family, including your pets.

While hurricane season is approaching, severe weather can strike any time of year. Check out these severe weather prep tips to stay ahead of the storm year-round. 

Weather is the leading cause of power outages across the nation. Hurricanes can knock out power for days, weeks, even months. Having a plan for backup power that includes a home standby generator, like a Cummins QuietConnect, will ensure your family is safe and comfortable throughout a power outage. 

To learn more about standby home generators and to find the right one for you, schedule a free in-home assessment with a Cummins-authorized dealer today. Our dealers will work with you throughout the purchase, installation and ownership of a Cummins home generator to ensure you select the best generator for your needs and to ensure it’s ready to work when the moment it’s needed. 
 

Cummins Office Building

Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Introducing Cummins Maroc: Powering Success in Morocco

Seminars and Continuing Professional Development sessions provided technical training to industry professionals.
Seminars and Continuing Professional Development sessions provided technical training to industry professionals.

For 100 years, Cummins has powered success for customers around the world. The launch of Cummins’ first owned distributor in Morocco, Cummins Maroc, was commemorated with a series of events aimed at continuing this vision: powering success for each and every customer.

The launch of Cummins Maroc was commemorated with a series of events.Cummins Maroc provides sales and service for all Cummins products – engines, generators and components. It is headquartered in Casablanca with multiple branches in Casablanca, Khouribga, Agadir and Tangiers.

Two seminars held at the end of February, one in Rabat and the second in Casablanca, highlighted Cummins as a world leader in the design and manufacture of power generation equipment, and its various offerings for multiple applications. Both events had close to 50 persons in attendance from a variety of industry sectors. 

Vivek Malapati, Director of the Distribution Business for Africa and Middle East, shared Cummins Maroc’s development strategy and the focus on Morocco as a power hub and a gate to do business in Africa. He also showcased the flexibility of doing business with a power generation manufacturing leader having a large network, a representation in 51 African countries through various distribution networks.

“Cummins has invested considerably in Morocco and still doing as it sees the high potential in doing business in Morocco to serve its customers and develop relationships,” said Mehdi Tibri, General Manager - Cummins Maroc.

With a focus on the telecommunication and data center sectors, the Cummins Power Generation team also delivered two Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions. One was for the technical department of Maroc Telecom, the first telecom operator in Morocco. The other was to Jacobs Engineering, the biggest consultant for OCP Group in the country. OCP Group is a major phosphates producer and investor in the African continent.

On-site prime and emergency standby power for the telecom and data center markets, along with the mining industry, are key areas for Cummins to power success in Morocco and the surrounding region. Telecom providers are making significant investments to cover remote areas, as well as lead as major data cloud service providers. In addition, many companies based in Morocco are investing in other countries in Africa.

The launch of Cummins Maroc was commemorated with a series of events.

Morocco is a regional hub due to its location in Africa, close to continental Europe with only 14 km by sea to Spain. Logistics facilities is one the of the major advantages for Morocco where it is well connected by sea as well as by air. Morocco has developed very good platforms to allow for worldwide companies to invest in Morocco in manufacturing cars, aerospace parts and other products that serve a variety of industries and communities. Cummins Maroc is one of the newest industry partners to serve Morocco and power its success.

Anisha George

As a Marketing Communications Specialist, Anisha is part of the Africa Middle East ABO supporting marketing, communications and event management for power generation marketing. Anisha joined Cummins Middle East in 2009 to support the Administration team in a temporary role. She gained more industry experience working in the event management field before joining back in 2011. Her previous role in Cummins Middle East include Marketing Assistant where she supported special events and marketing activities. Anisha has a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Commerce & Marketing, followed by a diploma in Event Management & Innovative Marketing.

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