From the Foley Engines Newsroom
Foley Engines Goes to IYRSFoley Engines is invited to participate in the International Yacht Restoration School’s Career Day on Saturday, March 7th. We will have representatives there in Newport to meet current students and past graduates during their career day.
Southern Illinois University goes all the way
When Southern Illinois University went to install a new high horsepower generator, they turned to Foley to clean up the exhaust emissions and reduce the noise and smoke. We supplied a diesel exhaust scrubber to make the exhaust emissions safe and legal to breathe. To prevent a cloud of unburned diesel fuel from forming above the generator (which could then be drawn into a nearby buildings HVAC air intake system) and to remove the smell of diesel fuel from air, we also equipped it with a Walker AirSep system which recycled the unburned fuel back into the oil pan. A significant side benefit of the Walker Air Sep is because it installs in the air intake, it also reduces engine noise levels because a large portion of the noise from a diesel engine the air rushing through the air intake.
Purdue University specs Foley Scrubbers
Purdue University has just issued an RFP for a large 325hp (435kw) stand-by generator for their new Agricultural Research Center. Their bid request specifies that all bidders shall supply their generator equipped with a diesel exhaust scrubber from Foley Engines.
Dan Glavin is back!
Dan Glavin, a Summer 2014 Intern, returned to us over the past holidays. He was very helpful and appeared in two YouTube videos we created for our customers. These two YouTube videos are titled Deutz 1011 & 2011 Timing Belt Installation Tutorial and Rockford / Twin Disc Remanufacturing Process: a How to Video and are now appearing on our website. Dan is now a student at the University of Virginia where he is on the hockey team. See the article from University of Virginia Hockey here.
Isuzu Diesels to Melt NYC Snow This Year
Foley Engines and Isuzu are doing their best to keep the Big Apple streets open this winter.We recently supplied a pair of Isuzu 156hp diesel power units to power large snow melting machines in New York. Front end loaders fill each large container with snow and then the reliable Isuzu diesels go to work rotating the container over a gas flame until all the snow is melted.
Colin Lucius Joins Foley Engines
Colin comes to us from Fastenal where he was a branch manager in Connecticut. He is responsible for getting our Deutz and Perkins factory remanufactured engines bolted down onto one of our almost indestructible wooden crates and on its way to you via the quickest and best common carrier. He also attends graduate school at Worcester State University, majoring in finance.
Anybody got weeds???
We have an active Service Department here at Foley Engines and one of the more interesting projects we’ve worked on is a Deutz diesel powered barge. The barge is propelled by an F4L1011F and is used to control vegetation in ponds and lakes throughout New England. The accompanying photos show you what the trailer transportable barge looks like.
Foley Engines named one of Massachusetts’ Top Clean Energy Companies
We wanted to share this with you. Because of our innovative diesel scrubbers and exhaust purifiers for gas engines we’ve been named to the Worcester Business Journal’s list of Top Clean Energy Companies in Massachusetts where we rank Number 12.
For more information on our exhaust scrubbers for diesel and gas engines, visit our Scrubber Section.
Eric Hauser Joins Foley Engines
Eric Hauser recently joined Foley Engines as Coordinator of Customer Service. He will be working with our Deutz diesel and Perkins engine and parts customers. Eric, who has a Ph. D. from Wayne State University, has extensive customer service experience in the hospitality industry.
Strings & Things: More on Our Engine Exchange Program
What do a 100-year-old engine company and a 76-year-old violin string company have in common? You wouldn’t think very much, but when D’Addario Company of New York needed to replace the 8.1L GM industrial engine in their air compressor, no one could help them with an off-the-shelf exchange engine. So they turned to Foley. We provided them with a quality, remanufactured GM 8.1 industrial engine set up to run 24/7 on natural gas. Because this was an engine exchange they had very little downtime as they swapped it in. Just think what we could do for you!
For more information on D’Addario Company there is a great article about them in the September 8, 2014 issue of Forbes titled “String Theory.”
Improvements in Our Backyard
As many Massachusetts beautification projects are progressing all over the Bay State, we thought we would bring to your attention something happening right in our own back yard; the restoration and rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge in Boston.
The Longfellow (originally, the Cambridge) Bridge is one of the most architecturally distinguished bridges in Massachusetts. Located on the site of the 1793 West Boston Bridge, this graceful steel and granite structure was completed in 1908, and renamed to honor Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1927. The bridge joins Cambridge Street in Boston with Main Street in Cambridge and carries the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Red Line and two-way vehicular traffic across the Charles River. The bridge presently carries 28,000 motor vehicles, 90,000 transit users, and significant numbers of pedestrians and bicyclists each day.
As you may know, exhaust scrubbers are making an everyday appearance at job sites more and more. This is no different at the jobsite in Boston. After a week of information gathering, we are proud to be a part of the Longfellow Bridge restoration project (alongside Tri State Painting, Inc. of Tilton, NH) by supplying the diesel exhaust scrubbers for the equipment that is to be used in the public areas of the project.
Foley Engines Welcomes our Summer 2014 Interns
Every summer we invite bright undergraduate students to join us in our Summer Internship Program. This year’s crop of Interns consists of four outstanding young men.
Dan Glavin joins us from the University of Virginia by way of the Groton School where he was a hockey standout. Dan is working in our Deutz engine assembly area prepping engines for shipment.
Nate Wiegman will be a senior this fall at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he is majoring in electrical and computer engineering. Nate has been working in both our engine assembly area, readying Perkins and Deutz engines for shipment as well in our UPS shipping department.
Alex Sunde-Brown also attends WPI where he is in his fourth year of a 5 year program in financial engineering and modeling. Alex is helping us this summer with our Deutz and Perkins inventory control systems.
Finally, Evan Dunn joins us from the University of Massachusetts where he is in the Commonwealth Honors College Program. He has been a helpful voice on our phones this summer working with customers on Deutz and Perkins parts inquiries.
If you should speak to our Interns on the telephone, please welcome them to the diesel engine business.