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Kalmar USA Strengthens Dealer Network with Partnership with Hawthorne Cat

San Diego, CA — — Hawthorne Cats®, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, is now a distributor of Kalmar Electric Forklifts and Reachstackers (Container Handling Equipment).

Kalmar USA recently welcomed Hawthorne Cat into their network of dealers. Hawthorne will take over existing territory in California while also expanding into western island territories. Hawthorne will represent Kalmar in forklift and container handling equipment in San Diego, CA, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and Saipan.

“Hawthorne Cat is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Kalmar USA. At Hawthorne, we are always looking for opportunities to expand our current offerings to customers and entry into additional industries. This partnership allows us to offer additional reliable and high-performance solutions in an ever-changing environment,” said Chandra Ramamoorthy, Hawthorne’s Vice President.

Jason Murnane, Vice President – Solution Sales, Counterbalanced Equipment at Kalmar USA, adds “Kalmar is very excited to have coverage in San Diego, Hawaii, and the Pacific Region where we’ve never had a presence. Hawthorne is a very professional organization and will be a great culture fit for representing Kalmar counterbalance products.”

California CORE Heavy-Duty Voucher Funds is available for Kalmar Electric Forklifts and Reachstackers. The Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) is an incentive project intended to encourage California companies and off-road equipment users to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road equipment. This streamlined voucher incentive project helps offset the higher cost of zero-emission technology with a point-of-sale discount. There is no scrappage requirement, and additional funding is available for charging and fueling infrastructure and for equipment deployed in disadvantaged communities. For more information or to learn how to participate, please visit

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About Hawthorne Cat
Hawthorne Cat is the authorized dealer for Cat construction and power equipment in San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa. Hawthorne sells, rents, provides parts and service, training, and emission solutions to various industries including general building construction, landscaping, marine, paving, and power generation. For more on Hawthorne Cat, visit

About Kalmar USA
Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centers and heavy industry. With their extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.