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About Associated Power

Associated Power began as a small diesel engine service company in Long Beach, California. Founded as Associated Diesel, it targeted the large population of diesel engines used in the commercial marine industry in the rapidly growing Los Angeles Harbor area.

In 1959, the company was incorporated and moved to a two acre facility in Wilmington  (a district of the city of  Los AngelesCalifornia). There it branched out into the industrial, off-highway, and oil field engine markets. In 1967 Associated Diesel was made a factory authorized dealer for Detroit Diesel Corporation and Allison Transmission Division of General Motors. With expanded facilities, the business continued to grow in the on-highway diesel market and generator set market.

In 1982 the company expanded its business to handle construction equipment, and opened a 6 acre branch in San Bernardino. That same year they became a Cummins Engine full service dealer.

In 1986 the generator business expanded with the acquisition of the MQ Power WhisperWatt line of diesel generator sets, and in 1993 the Maxi-Lite light towers were added to the product line.

In the year 2000 we opened up a Bakersfield location and then in 2004 Associated Power moved the San Bernardino operation to Fontana California, where we are continuing to expand our generator rental business.

In 2007, Associated Power celebrated Its 50th Year, while also continuing to expand its fleet of rental equipment.

In 2011 Associated expanded its aircompressor line/fleet with several models from Sullair, which expanded the fleet capabilities in both CFM and higher available working pressures.

In 2014 Associated Power acquired Power Dynatec...
this allowed Associated to once again expand into additional areas of business, such as 50Hz and 400Hz power conversion; while at the same time growing the total number of transformers, power distribution and switchgear rental products.

In 2016 Associated expanded its aircompressor fleet again with several models from Sullivan Palatek. This move added more high capacity machines in both CFM and pressure.

In 2017 Associated Turned 60 Years Old. That same year also expanding the rental fleet once again with the purchasing of several Multiquip DCA1100 (1100kVA / 880kW) portable generators, moving the rental generator range up towards 1MW.

In 2018, Kaeser M125 aircompressor models were added in an effort to improve user experience and expand the capabilities of the rental fleet in both pressure and CFM range, targeting machines below 400 CFM.


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Last Updated: April 03 2019 15:38:58.