Construction is now underway for the state-of-the-art Hawthorne Cat Dynamometer Shop.

The new testing facility is part of a 55,000 square foot expansion to Hawthorne Cat’s corporate campus in Rancho Bernardo, California. The 5,000 square-foot Engine and Generator Test Center will include engine flywheel dynamometer testing up to 4,250 horsepower, indoor generator resistive/reactive load bank testing up to 3,300 KW, outdoor generator testing up to 8,000 horsepower (6MW), and truck chassis dynamometer testing of up to 1,000 horsepower. A twenty-ton crane system will also be added to the existing weld and fabrication building.

Groundbreaking Photo – Left to right:
Tami Barnhart-Reese, Barnhart-Reese Construction Inc., President
Steve Wittman, Hawthorne Cat, VP/General Counsel
Brian Verhoeven, Hawthorne Cat, CFO
Mike Johnson, Hawthorne Cat, VP Hawaii Division
Walt Conwell, Walt Conwell Architects Inc., Principal Architect
West Reese, Barnhart-Reese Construction Inc., CEO
Tee Ness, Hawthorne Cat, President/CEO
David Ness, Hawthorne Cat, Senior VP/COO
Kirk Fowkes, Hawthorne Cat, VP Power Systems Division
Bryn Macias, Walt Conwell Architects Inc., Project Manager