Caterpillar's New York dealer, H.O. Penn Machinery,
as of Friday has 40 technicians on site, 65 on standby and 14 people on
Two other Cat dealers, Foley (New Jersey) and Southworth-Milton (Massachusetts), are assisting as needed, recently sending in 10 crews of technicians to help H.O. Penn. The technicians are working around the clock installing and operating generator sets, and supporting both engines and machines. The dealer teams have done an outstanding job of supporting Caterpillar equipment and have also been assisting other manufacturers in start-up and troubleshooting efforts.
Through H.O. Penn, Caterpillar is supplying the vast
majority of stand-by power to New York City's financial, insurance and banking
districts. Caterpillar is also providing Con Edison with temporary power
and technical assistance to stabilize the power grid in the portion of Manhattan
impacted by the disaster. Cat is also donating three 30 kilowatt generator
sets to the American Red Cross for food kitchens set up for relief workers.
H.O. Penn was first on site with the New York Police Department setting up 50 light towers and 12 small generator sets on the first night. They have now supplied more than 70 megawatts of temporary electric power (enough to power 35,000 homes) in emergency service. Additionally, H.O. Penn has more than 250 megawatts of permanently installed power in south Manhattan. More than 16 miles of cable have been installed, with 10 miles more on the way.
In addition to the Caterpillar specialized
demolition products shipped to the site last week, there are numerous other
excavators on site, including models M320, 345, 330, 320, 330BL, 350 and 375,
along with wheel loader models 950G and 966G. H.O. Penn has its
Preventive Maintenance (PM) truck on site as well as its hose van to repair
hoses for all machines on the site.
In response to the extensive need for demolition attachments such as shears, grapples, and multi-processors in particular, as well as multi-purpose buckets, Caterpillar is manufacturing and supplying as many work tools as are available to the site. Two truckloads of work tools left Wamego, Kansas, last week with two to three additional trucks scheduled to leave this week. As a show of pride, Cat Work Tools and Services employees joined together to paint some multi-purpose buckets for wheel loaders in red, white and blue.
Caterpillar's Product Support Division has also donated to relief workers 1,000 hard hats and 2,000 work gloves and Caterpillar global footwear licensee Wolverine World Wide Inc.has donated a total of 2,125 steel-toe work boots.
Fabick Power Systems
636-343-5905 ext. 401