Bay City Electric Works Receives Tom Ferry Big Buck Award
Pictured from left to right: Mark Biznek (Kohler, Vice President, Marketing), Rod Lee (Bay City Electric Works), Austin Lee (Bay City Electric
Works), Charles Hunsucker (Kohler, Vice President, Sales)
The Tom Ferry Big Buck Award is named after Tom Ferry, a former employee who is remembered by his passion for selling large systems and his ability to work with engineers and contractors, which helped grow the switchgear business by 800%.
The Bay City Electric Works team earned this recognition by supplying Kohler equipment to another complex and difficult government project. The project consisted of four KD2250 kW gensets, four transfer switches, and paralleling switchgear. In fact, it was the second of two large data center orders with this same government end user this past year. It required many hours of work and negotiation to get it over the goal line. We leveraged an excellent relationship with the electrical contractor involved to zero-in on where we needed to be and what we needed to do.
Please join us in congratulating Bay City Electric Works for being the Tom Ferry Big Buck Award winner for the second year in a row!
The Top 10 Most Significant U.S. Blackouts of 2017 - Are You Prepared for the Next Blackout?
Mother Nature spared no corner of the country in 2017. From raging wildfires in the west to horrific hurricanes in the south and east, the year’s events had a dramatic impact on millions of electricity customers. Here, we round up some of the most significant:
Hurricane havoc. Making landfall on Sept. 11, the devastating storm deemed Hurricane Irma caused widespread and catastrophic damage, including cutting power to more than
15 million customers throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Across Florida, the Category 5 hurricane spared most houses and lives, but had less mercy on the power grid. A week and a half later, electricity had been restored to 99 percent of customers.
Halloween trick. A powerful storm that pounded the Northeast on Oct. 29 left more than
1.5 million customers in the dark throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts
— some for up to 3 days! The lengthy blackout prompted many communities to cancel
trick-or-treating activities, as utility companies brought in crews from other East Coast
states to help restore electricity faster.
One for the record books. Deemed the largest weather event in the history of
Michigan’s DTE utility, gusts topping 60 mph hammered the southeast portion of the state
March 8, cutting power to more than 1 million customers. The high winds pulled down
more than 4,000 power lines in the record-breaking outage.
Bay City Electric Works takes great pride in our ability to back up our product offerings and we have invested heavily in the people and resources to sustain a first-class level of aftermarket support. The key to this is both our parts availability and experienced staff, which has full knowledge of all the KOHLER® engine parts, for which we are an authorized distributor. We service all engine and generator brands and also carry an extensive list of parts to support your uptime requirements in the field and on planned maintenance agreements.
With engine parts for sale from key engine lines, we are able to offer the deepest discounts, complete with a large inventory. We also have ready access to factory outlets to ensure best availability and minimum downtime. Our computer system keeps track of usage, superseded models, and lead times to ensure that we can offer our customers the very best KOHLER engine parts and service.
Webinar - April 11th at 11:00AM PT - "Data Center Microgrids: Optimizing Power Availability"
Kohler Power Systems is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a 60-minute webinar through Mission Critical titled "Data Center Microgrids: Optimizing Power Availability" on Wednesday, April 11th at 11AM PT.
Kohler has developed the Power Solutions Center (PSC). The PSC has been developed with your input and your request for an improved sizing and specification tool. We have also incorporated additional tools to make the job of sizing and specifying a power system easier.
The PSC is Kohler’s user-friendly spec and sizing program. An innovation so advanced, it will change the way power systems are specified.