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BAE Systems Recognizes Hawthorne Power Systems For Excellence

Hawthorne Power Systems has received a preferred supplier performance rating in quality and delivery by BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair. Each year BAE Systems evaluates all of their vendors. This rating put Hawthorne Power Systems in the highest ranked category. The score was determined by Hawthorne Power Systems' compliance to specifications, purchase order matching requirements and lack of shopping damage caused by improper packaging. Vice President of Hawthorne Power Systems, Kirk Fowkes, had this to say about their accolade, "We are especially proud of this distinction as it represents sustained excellence over a period of time in which we had over 1,474 deliverables to BAE Systems." 

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Cat D Series Compact Track Loaders and Multi Terrain Loaders

Caterpillar recently introduced three new Cat® D Series Compact Track Loaders, three new Cat D Series Multi Terrain Loaders, and two upgraded D Series Compact Track Loaders

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Cat 336E H Hybrid Excavator Receives Top 50 New Products Award

The Cat 336E H Hybrid Excavator was recently awarded 'Contractor's Top 50 New Products' in the Earthmoving category by Equipment Today magazine and ForContstructionPros.com.

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Video | The Importance of a Daily Walkaround

In his latest video,  Jeff Payne, Preventative Maintenance Instructor for Caterpillar, explains the importance of performing a daily machine walkaround. 

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Hawthorne Cat | Scoring Food for San Diego

Hawthorne Cat has teamed up with the San Diego State Aztecs and Mission Valley YMCA to collect food for the San Diego Food Bank. Donations will be accepted Friday, November 8th through Friday, November 22nd. 

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When a Switchgear Retrofit Makes Sense

A switchgear retrofit can help improve your facility's performance and power system. Electrical systems can quickly become outdated and obsolete over time. A switchgear retrofit can include a software update, hardware retrofit, or a complete overhaul of your electrical power system. Hawthorne Cat technicians can retrofit Cat and non-Cat branded paralleling switchgear to improve overall performance.

Unsure if you are in the market for a switchgear retrofit? It's time for a retrofit if you meet any of these requirements:

• Outdated switchgear
• Decreased system performance
• Sequence of operations not working as designed
• Changes to site configurations

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S&B Engineering | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

S&B Engineering is a loyal Hawthorne Cat customer. The company may only be a few years old, but Co-Founders George Spirz and Josh Bridwell have decades of experience. Their combined experience has enabled the duo to gain valuable insight on how to efficiently run their earthmoving contracting business.

In the latest edition of On the Job magazine, Spirz explains how S&B's team is limited to just 10 employees. Together, they only work on small jobs within a 100-mile radius of San Diego County. Adopting the micro approach has enabled S&B to maintain control while maximizing their profits. Last year, S&B surpassed their projected profit by 20 percent and are expected to double revenue this year. Spirz and Bridwell maintain control by taking on a variety of administrative office tasks such as accounting and payroll. Their experience and extensive skill set have also enabled S&B to keep projects in-house instead of depending on subcontractors. Their fleet of Cat equipment keeps them on the job longer and able to complete projects in expected time.

Read more about S&B Engineering in the full article.

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Caterpillar Upgrades the TH514C Telehandler's Engine

The Cat TH514 is the ideal piece of equipment you need to lift and place, load and carry any load you need to move. The upgraded TH514C Telehandler is now equipped with a powerful 101-horsepower Cat C3.4B engine. The improved engine meets the U.S. EPA Tier 4-Interim emissions regulations and is available in a variety of machine configurations based on your needs. Machine operators will also enjoy the upgraded cab that now includes a brand new, interactive LCD display.

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