Stowers Machinery Delivers Cat® Standby Power Solution for Jail Operations at Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

For Worldwide Release: September 2020 

DEERFIELD, IL –Caterpillar Inc. today announced that Stowers Machinery, the local Cat® dealer, has supplied a 300 kW Cat D300 GC diesel generator set for the jail at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in Crossville, Tenn.

Commissioned in June, the new generator set provides backup power for the medium security detention center, which includes capacity for 212 inmates, electronic monitoring and control systems, and administrative offices.  County officials selected the power solution from Caterpillar as it fits within the footprint of the previous generator set, utilizes diesel fuel tanks already installed at the facility, and meets state-mandated requirements within the allotted budget.

Stowers Machinery supplied a mobile generator set while the new system was installed, and the dealer will provide ongoing support for the system through a customer value agreement (CVA).

“The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office depends on reliable power for the safety of its inmates and staff,” said Jason Kaiser, general manager for Caterpillar Retail Electric Power Solutions. “The Cat GC generator set for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office demonstrates how we can deliver the performance our customers need in a right-sized package that minimizes purchasing and installation costs.”

Exceptional Customer Value from Cat® GC Diesel Generator Sets

Cat GC diesel generator sets are configured with an optimized mix of common features that offer excellent customer value by delivering performance with a minimal footprint.

Eight GC models were launched at the end of 2019 with standby power ratings from 250 kW to 600 kW.  They are engineered to Caterpillar’s high standards for reliability and productivity, with best-in-class support from the Cat dealer network. 

Available now in North America for applications in 60 Hz operating environments, Cat GC generator sets include the customary two-year warranty for standby power solutions from Caterpillar, with a suite of additional extended service coverage options available. Caterpillar supplies matching enclosures for applications requiring noise attenuation or protection from the elements.

The generator sets can be equipped with Cat Connect Remote Asset Monitoring, which provides data visualization, reporting, and alerts that are accessible from anywhere in the world through an easy-to-use web interface.

Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered for durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

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About Stowers Machinery

Stowers Machinery Corporation has had the privilege of being East Tennessee’s Caterpillar equipment distributor for 60 years. Stowers sells, rents, leases, and provides 24/7/365 parts and service support for a wide variety of construction equipment. This includes over 350 current Caterpillar models of machines, engines, and electric generators plus several thousand out-of-production models. In addition to Caterpillar, Stowers Machinery represents a large number of allied equipment lines. They serve a broad spectrum of industries, including highway construction, quarries, surface and underground mines, commercial and residential construction, utility construction, land clearing, forestry, demolition, landfills, industrial material handling, landscaping, agriculture, electric power generation, and state and municipal governments. Stowers employs over 400 people and has six full service locations. All of Stowers Machinery’s facilities have large parts warehouses and fully equipped service shops staffed with highly trained technicians. Visit

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