In early July 2020, Curtis Engine and Western Branch Diesel’s Power Generation division announced a merger that yields expanded resources and territory for the newly created Curtis Power Solutions, LLC.
Service Team Tested by Tropical Storm Isaias Power Outages
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Curtis Power Solutions’ Lunch & Learn sessions for our engineering partners have continued throughout Spring 2020 via Zoom meetings. These sessions, which last approximately one hour and are offered by request, are conducted by members of the Curtis Power Solutions engineering team.
If anyone needs a reminder of how disruptive hurricanes can be, look no further than Isaias. In July, Isaias became the earliest ninth-named storm to make landfall in the United States, breaking a record set in 1916. The storm’s powerful winds caused one of the largest power outage events ever recorded for a Category 1 hurricane, with over 6.8 million customers losing power.
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.
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.
A story of a company and its people supporting emergency response
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.
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.
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.