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From the Foley Engines Newsroom

Strings & Things: More on Our Engine Exchange Program

September 2, 2014

Strings & Things: More on Our Engine Exchange ProgramWhat 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

August 15, 2014

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.[1]
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.

[1] MassDOT (http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/charlesriverbridges/LongfellowBridge.aspx)

Foley Engines Welcomes our Summer 2014 Interns

July 28, 2014

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.

New! Perkins 4.107 Copper Head Gaskets!

April 10, 2014

Perkins 4.107 Copper Head Gaskets
While Perkins 4.107/Westerbeke 40 engines are still widely used as auxiliary engines, the parts are drying up. But we can help. In addition to our Foley Hytork Perkins 4.107 engine parts overhaul kits; we now have head gaskets specifically for the Perkins 4.107 engine. These are quality copper gaskets from a trusted OEM manufacturer. We include them in our Perkins 4.107 engine overhaul parts kits or they are available separately for just $99.

Perkins Marine Blue Paint

April 10, 2014

Perkins Marine Blue Paint
$15.95 each (3 can minimum)

Back by popular demand, we now have Perkins Marine Blue paint in a convenient 12 ounce spray can.  This is the Perkins OEM color for all of the Perkins marine engines produced from the Late 1960’s all the way up until the mid 1990’s. These marine engines include the 4.108, 4.154, 4.236 and 6.354 engines.

Foley Engines: Who We Are & What We Do

January 20, 2014

Ford 98, 172, and 192 Distributors; you spoke and we listened

January 13, 2014

Ford 98, 172, and 192 Distributors; you spoke and we listened
Ford 98 Distributors
Ford no longer offers a distributor for the Ford 98 industrial engine, also called the Ford KSG416 engine. This four cylinder Ford industrial engine is widely used in Bobcat Model 632, 642, 722 732 and 742 skid steer loaders, Gehl Model 4500, 4510 and 4515 skid steers, Tenant floor sweepers and other applications. To support our customers, Foley now offers new solid state distributors for these Ford 98 engines. No muss, no fuss, 100% solid state.
 
Ford 172 and Ford 192 Distributors
As we noted in Tech Tip #117, Ford no longer offers a distributor for the Ford 172 and Ford 192 engines. These Ford Industrials are  also known as the Ford  RSG-428 and RSG-431 engines with  block casting numbers including CONN 6015J and B9NN 6015B. This four cylinder Ford industrial engine is widely used in Hyster forklifts and other industrial applications. In Tech Tip #117 we introduced a new point-style distributor for the Ford 172 and Ford 192 engine that we were having made by a European firm. Knowing what a pain it is to service point-style distributors, we will soon be offering a US made, solid state distributor for the Ford 172 and Ford 192 engines.  Again, no muss, no fuss, 100% solid state.

Tom St. Cyr joins Foley Engines as a Winter/Spring 2014 Intern

December 16, 2013

Tom St. Cyr joins Foley Engines as a Winter/Spring 2014 Intern
Tom will be working in inventory control responsible for tracking our Perkins and Deutz engine shipments and engine core returns. He is from Milford, NH and is currently a senior at Holy Cross College where he is Co-Captain of the Holy Cross College Track Team.

Foley Engines Welcomes Evan W. Foley

August 26, 2013

Foley Engines Welcomes Evan W. Foley
Evan W. Foley recently joined us as an Operations Coordinator. He will be responsible for our factory remanufactured Deutz engine exchange program. Evan is a 2013 MBA graduate of the University of Dayton’s Graduate School of Business.

Foley Engines Welcomes our Summer 2013 Interns

June 6, 2013

Foley Engines Welcomes our Summer 2013 Interns
Every year we run an Internship Program for outstanding college students. This year’s group of Interns is one of our best.
Jack Delaney is from Hopkinton, MA and plays varsity football for Holy Cross College. He is assigned to our production area helping to prepare new and remanufactured Deutz and Perkins diesel engines for shipment to our customers.
Demetrios Skritakis is from Shrewsbury, MA and is an Accounting major at Holy Cross College. He is working with our Accounting Department to improve the way we track our Deutz and Perkins engine cores.
Paul Coulter is from Lakeville, MA and is on the varsity track team at Holy Cross College. He is working on a campaign to better market our Twin Disc®, Rockford® and AutoClutch® power takeoffs to the tree care industry.
If you should speak to our Interns on the telephone, please welcome them to the diesel engine business.

Foley Ships Zenith Carburetor 14996 to the North Pole

April 17, 2013

Foley Ships Zenith Carburetor 14996 to the North Pole
A company in North Pole, Alaska needed a new Zenith Model 267X9 carburetor in a hurry, a big hurry. They called us at 6:45 pm EDT on Tuesday, April 9th and ordered a new Zenith part number 14996 carburetor. We had their carburetor in North Pole, Alaska the following morning.

Foley Diesel Exhaust Scrubbers go to Vassar College

April 16, 2013

Foley Diesel Exhaust Scrubbers go to Vassar College
Vassar College recently compared diesel exhaust scrubbers. They wanted to be sure their contractors working on a new Vassar building project used the best ones. Their Department of Environmental Health and Safety compared various diesel scrubber products and chose ours. Our diesel scrubbers have worked better on initial startup and during low temperatures because they contain more platinum. The exhaust emissions also have a “torturous call” and travel a longer path within our scrubber body which improves efficiency. Finally, we use an industry standard coating, not one of our own.

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