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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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Johnson & Towers and Western Branch Diesel Announce Merger

BALTIMORE, Maryland, and PORTSMOUTH, Virginia – June 28, 2019 – Johnson & Towers, Inc. and Western Branch Diesel, Inc. today announced that they have closed on a transaction merging the respective organizations. Johnson & Towers LLC and Western Branch Diesel LLC, along with Johnson Truck Center LLC and Dovell &

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Superior Diesel, Inc. is Now Western Branch Diesel

In September 2017, Portsmouth, Virginia-based Western Branch Diesel acquired Superior Diesel, Inc. of North Charleston, SC. Superior Diesel is excited to announce effective June 1, 2019, it will begin the process of transitioning its name and branding to ‘Western Branch Diesel’ and will become the first Western Branch Diesel location

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Fuel Efficiency, Low Noise

Miss Anne, a tug built in the 1950s, has been repowered with twin Volvo Penta D16C-MHengines. The repower project began in June 2015 when Bill Magann, president, W.F. Magann Corp., approached Western Branch Diesel in Portsmouth, Virginia, about re-energizing Miss Anne. The new engines have brought revived energy and increased performance

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10th Annual Hampton Roads Maintenance Show

The 10th Annual Hampton Roads Buildings Engineering and Facility Maintenance Show is coming to the Hampton Roads Convention Center on May 8. The Hampton Roads Buildings Engineering and Facility Maintenance Show serves the needs of buildings and facilities engineering and management professionals from the greater Hampton Roads region. It’s free

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VTCA Spring Transportation Conference

The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance Conference is coming to Downtown Norfolk. The statewide conference and trade show will take place April 10 – 12 at Hilton Norfolk The Main. The annual spring conference invites those involved in the construction, engineering, and aggregate industries to gather and learn about the latest tools, materials,

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New CABO 41 is Powered by Volvo Penta Inboards

Volvo Penta has been chosen to be the standard propulsion system supplier for the CABO 41 sportfishing yacht, which made its debut at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show this week. The first CABO 41 is fitted with twin Volvo Penta 11-liter 725 hp diesels and Electronic Vessel Control (EVC),

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