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Curtis Engine and Western Branch Diesel Power Generation Division Announce Merger

BALTIMORE, Maryland, and PORTSMOUTH, Virginia – July 2, 2020 – Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. and Western Branch Diesel today announced that they have closed on a transaction merging Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. (Curtis Engine) with Western Branch Diesel LLC’s Power Generation Division. The new company will go to market as Curtis Power Solutions, LLC.

Emergency vs. Standby Systems: What is the Difference?

The term “Emergency Generator” is often used incorrectly to describe the generator used to provide backup power to a facility. Officially, as defined by NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), there are four types of backup or standby power systems: Emergency Systems, Legally Required Standby Systems, Optional Standby Systems and Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS). Understanding the differences among these system classifications is important for determining which codes and standards apply and for what the design, installation, inspection, maintenance and testing requirements are for the backup power system.

Now Hiring: Power Generation Professionals

Founded in 1944, Curtis Engine is a highly-specialized provider of world-class power generation equipment and services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  We are a growing company and always looking for customer-service oriented, knowledgeable, intelligent, and ambitious sales engineers and generator field service technicians. 

Digital Generator Set Controller BESTCOMSPlus Software Upgrade

A new version of the BESTCOMSPlus software, 4.01.00, has been released for the Digital Generator Set Controller DGC-2020, MGC-1500 Series, MGC-2000 Series, and MGC-3000 Series

Business as Usual, In Unusual Circumstances

A story of a company and its people supporting emergency response

Curtis In the Community: The Mask Marvels

Katie Millford, accounting assistant at Curtis Engine, is working remotely from home during the COVID-19 quarantine in the busy company of her husband and two small children. 

COVID-19 Update: 3/31/20

To our valued customers, colleagues and partners, On March 30, 2020, the Governors of Maryland and Virginia, along with the Mayor of Washington, D.C., issued stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Curtis Engine provides provides mission-critical equipment, parts, and services to a number of the sectors that are considered Essential Critical Infrastructure Industries throughout the region. Therefore, we are continuing to safely provide generators, parts, and services to our customers, working from home whenever possible, while continuing to provide pay and benefits for our employees during this unprecedented period.

COVID-19 Update: 3/24/20

To our valued customers, colleagues and partners, As you may know, the Governor of Maryland yesterday issued an Executive Order closing non-essential businesses in the State of Maryland in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. According to the interpretive guidance from the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel, Curtis Engine provides mission-critical equipment, parts, and services to a number of the sectors that are considered Essential Critical Infrastructure Industries including Commercial Facilities, Communications, Critical Manufacturing, Emergency Services, Energy, Financial Services, Food and Agriculture, Government Facilities, Healthcare and Public Health, Information Technology, Transportation, and Water and Wastewater Systems. Thus we are not required to close in response to this Executive Order.

COVID-19 Readiness at Curtis Engine

To our valued customers and partners: As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, Curtis Engine is aggressively monitoring the situation and will continue to manage its response under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the local public health authorities. We know that our customers, who depend on us for power generation in often mission-critical applications, need us more than ever in uncertain times like these. We stand ready to help.

What You Need to Know: Considerations for Sizing A Generator

What size generator do you need? Is your business mission critical? Diesel or Gas?

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