News & Projects


Sea Creature Comes to Life with Volvo Penta D13s

Your engines are smoking. “Not exactly the words any boat captain wants to hear,” says Steve “Creature” Coulter, captain of Sea Creature, in Hatteras Village, NC. “I knew about the problem, and replaced the turbos, but the engines were still smoking. After realizing the injectors were bad and the engines needed

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Mission-Critical Work Driven by D11s

Coming alongside and boarding a 150,000-ton coal collier on open water is not easy. Matt Hardison, operations manager and captain for Paradise Point Marine, who operates Paradise Creek, a launch boat with newly installed, twin Volvo Penta D11 510-horsepower engines, accomplishes this task with relative ease. After a catastrophic engine failure

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Generator Design & Sizing Seminar

SIGN UP FOR UPDATES Tee up for fun & education at Topgolf in Charlotte, NC. Come join us for lunch and a seminar about generator design and sizing. Earn PDH units while you learn about generator design and installation considerations from Western Branch Diesel and MTU Onsite Energy power specialists, who will discuss topics

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Not Just Rebuilt — Reborn

An Allison ReTran is the closest you will get to brand new without the costly purchase of a new transmission. Through the Allison ReTran process, technicians bring transmissions back to life following original factory specifications, using only Allison Genuine Parts where new parts are needed. Allison continues their commitment to

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Fishing With Purpose

In 2004, the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation created an annual fishing tournament to give back to the community through youth development and marine-related charities. They believe “the future belongs to our children, and it’s our responsibility to support them and conserve our marine resources for them.” Since its start, the Virginia

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North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association Conference

Join us from July 30th to August 2nd for four days of education and networking with healthcare facility professionals at the 67th Annual North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association Conference. The Annual Conference serves to strengthen relationships with existing customers and create opportunities to meet prospective customers within the healthcare industry. During

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Fishing to Remember Taylor Harrison

Every year, the Dare County Boat Builders Foundation hosts the Carolina Boat Builders Fishing Tournament to raise funds for prospective and current college students to further their education, in memory of Taylor Harrison. In 2003, Taylor Harrison, a respected and talented boat builder in the Dare County Community, lost his

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N.C. Association of Electrical Contractors Trade Show

Our power generation team is set up and ready to meet attendees at the North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The convention runs from July 16th to the 21st with a Trade Show this afternoon for all attendees. Western Branch Diesel has a wide

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CABO UNO Takes on Hatteras Marlin Club Tournament

Last week, the Western Branch Diesel sales team traded in their dress shirts for fishing shirts and headed out to the Hatteras Marlin Club to participate in their annual fishing tournament. Western Branch Diesel invited customers from Amherst Madison, Cottrell Engineering, Murray American River Towing, Paxton Contractors, and Sunbelt Rentals as guests on the debut fishing

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