New Worldwide Distributor Network For EMD Power Products
—Free Literature Available— A new worldwide distributor network that will sell and service EMD engines, generators and motors in the marine, industrial and oil drilling markets has been established by the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors to increase flexibility and improve customer service. Distributors, with their authorized parts sales and service centers, will provide local availability of genuine EMD parts and rebuild components in assigned areas of responsibility. They will handle all direct sales and field service activities, including technical assistance and "hands on" maintenance.
Distributors will market EMD power products, engines and accessories. They will take basic components, furnished by EMD, and custom assemble them for specific applications. This will provide flexibility in customizing designs to meet specific customer requirements for EMD products. Basic components development will continue to be handled by EMD's central engineering staff, thereby ensuring customers will be getting state-of-the-art equipment.
An EMD sales and service staff for power products will be headquartered in LaGrange, 111. This group will provide sales, technical service, and engineering support to distributors.
Most of the distributors, who are assigned a specific territory of sales and service responsibility (see illustration for details), will carry both EMD and Detroit Diesel Corporation products, providing customers a full line of engines with a broad power range.
Kelly Jones, EMD power products business manager, said, "There are a lot of companies in the marketplace right now representing themselves as suppliers of EMD products. It's important for power products customers to know that EMD's new distributors and their assigned parts sales and service centers are the only ones authorized by GM to sell genuine EMD products." The following is a listing of the new distributors. For free literature detailing the EMD power products offered by the distributor, circle the immediately following the address. U.S. East Coast & Caribbean Islands— Power Systems Division, Morrison-Knudsen Co., Inc., P.O. Box 1928, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801; telephone: (919) 977-2720; twx: 510-929-0725; fax: 919-446- 3830. EMD contact: Milt Sharpe. U.S. Midsouth, Mexico and Central America—Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., 2707 North Loop West, P.O. Box 1637, Houston, Texas 77251-1637; telephone: (713) 868-7700; telex: 794221; fax: 713-868-7692. EMD contact: Tommy Wall. Or, contact: Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., 1400 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, La. 70059; telephone: (504) 347-4326; fax: 504- 348-8970. EMD contact: Ralston Cole.
U.S. West Coast, Baja Peninsula, Alaska and Hawaii—Valley Detroit Diesel Allison, 13644 East Nelson Avenue, City Industry, Calif. 91744; telephone: (818) 333-1243; twx: 910-584-1318; fax: 818-369- 7096. EMD contact: Lee Arkus. U.S. North Central states and Midwest — W e s t e r n Engine Company, Energy Systems Corporation, 500 South Lombard Road, Addison, 111. 60101; telephone: (312) 620-2000; telex: 728468; fax: 312- 620-0287. EMD contact: Bob Bowles.
Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Philippines and Malaysia — Detroit Engine & Turbine Co., P.O. Box 188, Blair Athol, South Australia 5084, Australia; telephone: 260-2299; telex: 790-82427; fax: 349-4142. EMD contact: Ray Dawkins.
Canada — M i d w e s t Power Products, Ltd., 1460 Waverly Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 3G6; telephone: (204) 452- 8244; telex: 075-7726; fax: 204-452- 2153. EMD contact: Bryan Norrie. Brazil—Retnam Diesel, Rua Dr. Alfredo de Castro 200, Sao Paolo Cep 01155, Brazil; telephone: 671- 151; telex: 112-4985; fax: 825-1816. EMD contact: Paulo Sampaio.
Europe, Middle East and North Africa—Turner Diesel, Ltd., 65 Craigton Road, Glasgow G51 3EQ, Scotland, United Kingdom; telephone: 440-0666; telex: 851-778742; fax: 445-4123. EMD contact: Stan Quinn.