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Hawthorne Power Systems Opens New Engine Testing Facility

San Diego Celebrates Successful Grand Opening

San Diego, CA – – Hawthorne Power Systems, the authorized sales, rental, parts and service dealer for Cat® electric power, back-up power and stand-by power equipment, opened their new engine testing facility located at 16945 Camino San Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92121.

Testing capabilities of the new facility include engine direct coupled absorbers (small absorber - up to 1,000HP and large absorber - up to 4,250HP), truck chassis (up to 1,000HP), indoor generator test cell (up to 3MW/4,250HP), and outdoor testing (up to 6MW). These state of the art capabilities allow Hawthorne to validate the quality of new products prior to delivery and to insure the quality of service repairs prior to delivery back to the customer. The goal is a satisfied customer.

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, over 90 guests and customers attended the grand opening including engineers, contractors, administrators, plant managers, and truck fleet owners, from various engine companies, utilities, and government agencies. Dave Ness, Chief Operating Officer, delivered a welcome address along with a presentation of the capabilities of the new test facility. The event concluded with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Hawthorne executive staff. Attending guests also received a guided tour of the new engine testing facility. 

Dave Ness stated, “We’re proud to announce the grand opening of our new engine testing facility and would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support.” Ness continued, “The new facility will enhance our ability to deliver outstanding service to our customers.”

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