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
The Fort Washington Medical Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland, was the first hospital in the nation in May 2020 to install a modular ICU unit dedicated to the in-patient treatment of people suffering from Covid-19 infection. The STAAT Mod (Strategic, Temporary, Acuity-Adaptable Treatment Modular) units were subsequently installed at six other hospitals in Maryland, and Curtis Power Solutions was selected by the Maryland Department of General Services to provide 17 150 kW generators, automatic transfer switches and fuel tanks to these facilities, another temporary ICU at the Baltimore Convention Center, and two major coronavirus testing stations in the state. Altogether, Curtis Power Solutions currently has 24 units on rent for Covid-19 facilities.
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.
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
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.
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.
In the Summer issue of our Power Generation PULSE eNewsletter, we examine the question: What is involved in a successful generator set installation? To come up with the answers, we spoke with three of Curtis Engine’s longtime electrical contracting partners. Don D’Amato, President Electric Advantage