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McGuiness Construction, Inc. | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

David McGuiness founded McGuiness Construction, Inc. 30 years ago. The company’s mission has always been to build quality homes, create an atmosphere of cooperation and trust, and deliver the greatest possible value for each client. McGuiness Construction is known for honesty, integrity, and experience. They’ve earned a strong reputation as one of San Diego’s premier contractors, building one-of-a-kind, upscale coastal properties with elegant upgrades and creative architecture. They work all over San Diego County as well as up and down the Southern California coast.

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Cat M-Series Medium Wheel Loaders | New Technology & Safety Features

The 2016 update to the Cat M-Series Medium Wheel Loaders improves the powerful product line with new Cat Connect Technologies, added safety features, and lower operating costs. The new Product Link Elite system comes standard on all new models, enabling faster cellular and satellite connection capabilities. Safety enhancements include a newly designed right-hand window that allows for easy emergency exit from the vehicle, as well as repositioned grab rails for easy entrance to the cab.

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Arc Flash Solutions | Advanced Electrical Services

An arc flash is a dangerous explosion caused by electrical energy. The change from solid state to gas vapor produces a volatile force. At the terminals, arc flash explosion temperatures can exceed 35,000°F. The immense electrical energy vaporizes metal and can cause destruction of equipment, intense heat, fire, molten metal, shrapnel, blinding light, and toxic smoke. Arc flash incidents are often fatal.

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Integrated Technologies Improve Cat M Series Motor Graders

Caterpillar launched four new integrated systems for M Series, M Series 2 and M Series 3 Motor Graders that improve performance and productivity without sacrificing resources. The suite of new technologies include Cat® GRADE with Cross Slope, Stable Grade, Auto Articulation and Advanced Control Joysticks.

Cat® GRADE with Cross Slope

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New Cat GRADE with Slope Assist | Increase Quality & Efficiency

Cat® GRADE with Slope Assist for Track-Type Tractors helps you increase efficiency through in-cab guidance and blade control. The system automatically maintains blade fall and slope angles, reducing manual input by up to 80%. The fixed display features real-time guides that allow operators to monitor progress at any time. Work output is quicker, more precise, and consumes fewer resources.

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NEWest Construction | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

Headquartered in San Diego, NEWest Contruction Company, Inc. is a general engineering contracting firm that operates throughout Southern California. They specialize in a variety of public works utility projects, including wastewater treatment plants, wet utility construction, and power plant operations. NEWest is a versatile firm that has been in service for over 10 years.

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Help Hawthorne Cat Raise Money for the Boys & Girls Clubs

On April 1 and 2, 2016, a team of 12 Hawthorne Cat employees will run a 190-plus mile relay from Huntington Beach to San Diego, CA  as part of the 2016 SoCal Ragnar Relay Race. In an effort to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, Hawthorne Cat is seeking your help in reaching our goal of $10,000.

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Improve Productivity with Built-In Technology

Time is of the essence, especially in the construction industry. Some machines feature built-in technology that will help you meet your deadlines and get the job done. Here are a few ways to utilize features inside the cab to boost your productivity.

Customizable Features allow you to make real-time adjustments while you’re on the job. Here’s how you can program your machine to better accommodate specific job needs and operator preferences: 

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