Bay Diesel & Generator, in conjunction with Generac Power Systems, now hosts the Professional Development Seminar Series (PDSS) at its office on Granby Street in downtown Norfolk. The PDSS is a series of seminars for the engineering community based upon real world experiences to provide an understanding of generator capability, functionality, reliability and site-specific load requirements.
These 90-minute courses were developed for practicing design, sales and consulting engineers involved in supplying standby power to commercial, industrial, municipal and healthcare facilities. Each seminar, held every three weeks, is specifically designed to inform participants of current technologies, sizing, codes & standards, switching technologies and reliable design characteristics surrounding emergency power systems. Participants who successfully complete an individual course receive Continuing Education Units (CEU). In addition, Bay Diesel provides a breakfast at each seminar, turning the classroom into a social networking experience. Each class is taught by Rob Robins, Vice President of Sales for Bay Diesel. Mr. Robins is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a certified instructor through the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Bay Diesel & Generator is also a veteran-owned small business with offices in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Richmond. The company specializes in diesel engine sales and repair for multiple national brands, parts sales, and generator sales, repair, and maintenance. The company is an Authorized Marine Dealer for Caterpillar through Carter Machinery and the regional distributor for Generac Power Systems generators.