Recognizing that generator technicians had no formal achievement recognition program until 2014, the EGSA Technician of the Year Award is EGSA's way of honoring and showcasing the on-site power industry’s first responders and unsung heroes, who determinedly give their time and attention to the power generation systems and packaged engineered solutions around the globe.
Generator technicians are responsible for servicing, maintaining, selling parts and providing customer assurance. In our industry, technical knowledge is respected and expected, but the ability to think and act under pressure is what separates elite technicians from the shade tree mechanic. These pieces of equipment are sensitive and complex systems that require expertise to keep the power on! The systems a technician works on can sometimes be the difference between a life or death situation.
This year, Loftin Equipment Co. is proud to announce two of our very own technicians, Dave Brown and Shane Hendley were among the top 5 techs to be considered for this prestigious award.
Dave Brown, one of our 2018 semi-finalists for the EGSA TOYA is a perfect reflection of the Loftin Equipment company values. “The definition of an expert is ‘a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area’ and when it comes to power generation, Dave Brown is nothing short of an expert! While assuredly there are techs in the field that equal Dave’s skill set, we think none surpass it,” says Adam Jusaino, Service Manager who was responsible for Dave’s nomination.
Shane was selected as one of the 5 finalists in this years EGSA Technician of the year award. As an 18 year veteran tech he is one of Loftin’s finest. Making the final cut of the final 5 is a huge accomplishment. As per the selection committee he scored extremely well and was one of the top techs selected in the final 5. There were more than double the amount of techs submitted this year over last year. Which makes these result even more impressive.
Kohler Wins Product of the Year Award
The KOHLER KD Series, the company’s highly-regarded lineup of
large diesel industrial generators, has been recognized as a 2018 Product of the Year by readers of
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. The publication’s annual Product of the Year competition
identifies the best new products in twelve key industrial categories and then lets readers vote for their
favorites. This year, the KOHLER KD Series was recognized with a Gold Award – the top level of
recognition – in the Emergency, On-Site, and Standby Power category.
“It’s certainly rewarding to be singled out as a leader in our field,” said James Rummel, Senior Product
Manager – Large Diesel, Kohler Power Systems. “The reception to the KOHLER KD Series has been
very positive in targeted industries all around the world. These generators feature powerful, technically advanced
KOHLER engines and are highly customizable to match an end user’s specific requirements.
Multiple options are available to ensure optimal performance for the most demanding applications.”
The KOHLER KD Series generators range is 800 kW to 4000 kW. The entire line is backed by a
comprehensive three-year warranty, a full complement of genuine KOHLER aftermarket parts, and a
global service and support network. Designed to deliver extreme durability and ultimate reliability in a
variety of emergency and prime applications, the KD Series is ideal for numerous industries, including
data centers, healthcare, water treatment, oil and gas, telecommunications, mining, and more.
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Breaking Ground On Our Houston Expansion
Loftin Equipment Co. has broken grown on our Houston branch expansion to support our customers transition to Tier 4 Final.
The new expansion will include:
10,000 sq ft building
10,000 lb. overhead crane
Fully equipped fabrication/welding room
Engine dyno testing room
Built in air compressor with piping to each engine upfit station
10 separate engine build stations putting out a maximum of 40 engines/day
Engine offices and restrooms
Drive through service bay for loading and unloading
In ground oil/water separator and drain system
Loftin Equipment Co. works with only premium engine manufacturers to provide the best power solutions with the highest levels of performance and reliability. We have the engineering team and resources dedicated to Tier 4 solutions.
Thank You For Attending Our Topgolf "Lunch & Learn"
On behalf of the entire Loftin Equipment Co. team, we would like to extend our gratitude to all our customers, colleagues, partners, and friends for attending our Topgolf "Lunch & Learn" event earlier this month.
We trust everyone enjoyed the event and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Architects, designers, and builders are key target groups for Loftin Equipment Co. and now with BIM Objects, the world’s leading manufacturer specific content provider, they have free access to the products we represent.
Simplicity is key for us and we want to provide our customers with useful resources during the design and specification phase of the planning process.
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This information sheet discusses factors encountered for generator systems operating in cold temperatures and recommends to the system designer certain accessories that should be included in their specification.