Cat Entertainment Services Powers Up Tribute in Light

September 11, 2014 15:29

"When it gets dark, New York City turns on 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs to produce two powerful beams that shoot up, side by side, to remind us that once upon a time, two towers stood here, and then didn't, and this is how we remember the day they came down — by looking up," NPR.

Steve Jackson, Northeast Regional Manager, AVP, reports that Cat Entertainment Services has supported the Tribute in Light for the past seven years by providing (2) 1000 kW power Modules paralleled and running on Biodiesel, all temporary power distribution and (8) 300 kva Transformers for the 616,000 watts of special lighting.

Cat Entertainment Services is honored to play a role in honoring and remembering the victims of 9/11. We will never forget.

CAT® Entertainment Services Power Sports from Coast to Coast

May 12, 2014 11:29

2014 started off with a bang for CES in Sports. In the aftermath of Super Bowl XLVIII, Daytona 500 and NBA Allstar game, the CES team of technicians remain busy on projects behind the scenes from coast to coast with reliable power and temperature control solutions at several of the industry’s largest sporting events.  

In recent sporting event news, CAT Entertainment Services powered up broadcasts on the NBA Playoffs, the Boston Marathon and NASCAR. Just now a CES crew is wrapping up THE PLAYERS® Championship project which concluded on Sunday May 12, 2014. As temperatures soared into the 90’s in Ponte Vedra, CES kept spectators cool and comfortable while they witnessed an impressive finish for Martin Kaymer at Florida’s premier annual golf event.

 

Cat Entertainment Services Makes Third Consecutive Appearance at SportAccord

April 07, 2014 13:26

Cat Entertainment Services, a global provider of temporary power generation and temperature control solutions, is making its third consecutive appearance at SportAccord Convention, April 6-11 in Belek, Antayla, Turkey. 

 

Around the world, live sports rely on Cat Entertainment Services for complete, turnkey solutions. We’ve provided turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions for thousands of sporting and special events; concerts, tours and music festivals; film, video and broadcast productions; and conventions, conferences and expositions in North America and around the world.

 

The Cat Entertainment Services stand will feature information on our power generation and temperature control solutions.  If you plan to be at the convention, be sure to stop by stand # 37 to say hi.

Cat Entertainment Services Reflects on 9/11

September 10, 2013 12:17

Today we pause to remember those lost on a horrific day 12 years ago. We also remember those ordinary people who became extraordinary heroes.

We will never forget. Cat Entertainment Services is honored to have provided temporary power for New York’s Tribute in Light since 2008. The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. The Tribute in Light is energized with 2,400 Kw of electrical power generation and more than 5 miles of power cabling.

 

 

Cat Entertainment Services to exhibit at SportAccord 2013

May 13, 2013 09:15

Cat Entertainment Services is making its second consecutive appearance at the upcoming SportAccord Convention. This year’s convention will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia from May 26 through May 31. 

The Sport Accord Convention is a six-day event featuring more than 2,000 leading representatives from international sport. The convention, which is held in a different country every year, includes the Congress and General Assemblies of three associations whose members include more than 100 International Sports Federations and member associations, which hold the rights to numerous World Championships and sporting events.

Cat Entertainment Services will be one of the more than 75 exhibitors at this year’s convention. The Cat Entertainment Services booth will feature information on our power generation and temperature control solutions.  If you plan to be at the convention, be sure to stop by Booth # 57 to say hi.

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. With locations throughout North and South America and Europe, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com

Coachella Valley music festivals thrive on CES power

May 07, 2013 15:16

Cat Entertainment Services was busy the entire month of April, supplying power for two of the biggest music festivals in the country. Load-in began April 1 for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in Indio, Calif. Seventeen CES technicians and more than 60 generators remained on the grounds during the six-day event, which took place over two weekends: April 12 – 14 and 19 – 21. 

Cat Entertainment Services at Coachella

More than 95,000 people-a-day attended “Coachella,” headlining acts like Blur, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name a few.

The following weekend, CES supplied the power for “Stagecoach 2013” and some 650 RVs parked at the three-day, country-music jamboree, also held in sun-scorched Coachella Valley.  There, a crowd of 45,000 fans rollicked to the likes of the Zac Brown Band, Charlie Pride, Dwight Yoakam, Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith and Charlie Daniels while remaining blissfully unaware of the flawless, behind-the-scenes performance of our CES techs.

Little do festival-goers know how much their enjoyment depends on our hard-working CES technicians! Thanks to the expertise and dedication of project manager Marcus Brown and his on-site crew of techs, the events in Coachella Valley draw some of the biggest, most satisfied crowds of all. 

Cat Entertainment Services powers up RV's at Stagecoach 2013 in Coachella Valley

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. As a division of Ring Power®, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com

CES Expands Green Initiatives

March 11, 2013 08:44

The drive schedule for Cat Entertainment Services’ tractor-trailer rigs on the NASCAR circuit exceeds 50,000 miles per vehicle per year.

For the upcoming NASCAR season, the dual tires on the CES long haul tractors and trailers have been replaced with “Super Single” tires. In addition to reducing overall weight by as much as 1,000 pounds per rig, these tires reduce the vehicles’ rolling resistance, improving fuel economy from four to six percent in terms of miles per gallon.

The bottom line? It’s estimated that the tire exchange could save as much as $8,000 per vehicle in fuel costs and recover the initial cost in one season. Equally important, it will reduce the division’s carbon footprint.

CES is committed to finding ways to improve efficiency and minimize the entertainment industry’s impact on the environment.  

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. As a division of Ring Power®, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations.

 

Cat Entertainment Services supplies temporary power for NBA All-Star Game

February 21, 2013 09:45

The power metering system of Turner Studios’ TS2.

One of the first tech support teams to arrive and one of the last to leave, Cat® Entertainment Services helped tip off the NBA All-Star Game this February for the thirteenth consecutive year.

Working behind the scenes at the Toyota Center in Houston, CES supplied the 2,500 kilowatts of technical power required to run the television complex consisting of 13 mobile units, including Turner Studios’ new, 53-foot TS2 production truck, three uplinks, nine office trailers and a host of other facilities such as dressing rooms and even a COW (Cellular on Wheels) facility to enhance wireless connectivity.

Cat Entertainment Services’ generators outside the Toyota Center.

CES also powered four mobile units and three uplinks at the George R. Brown Convention Center throughout the 62nd annual All-Star event to ensure that the star-studded pre-game parties, shows and celebrity games were a success.

It's not until after the mobile units are well on their way to their next assignment and the office trailers are vacant that CES can pick up their power distribution and miles of cable and move onto their next assignment.

Cat® Entertainment Services Announces Organizational Changes

February 13, 2013 10:05

Cat Entertainment Services is pleased to announce Burt Bracegirdle, Los Angeles operations supervisor, has been appointed Southeast regional manager.

Bracegirdle joined Cat Entertainment Services in 2007 and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He replaces Mike Hone, who was recently appointed CES national operations manager.

In his new position as CES Southeast regional manager, Bracegirdle will oversee the CES sales and operations team in the Southeastern United States. He will relocate from Los Angeles, Calif., to Orlando Fla.

Replacing Bracegirdle as Los Angeles operations supervisor is Jay Williams. He brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and will contribute to the continued success of our Southwest region.

Andrew O’Brien has been appointed operations supervisor in Dallas, Texas. O’Brien will work closely with our Dallas team to successfully manage projects in our Midwest region.

"These personnel changes will strengthen our CES team and assist them in providing a superior customer service experience. Cat Entertainment Services continues its growth with expanded service offerings across the globe and new locations in North America, Europe and Brazil,” said Phil Wessels, vice president and general manager of Cat Entertainment Services.

About Cat Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. As a division of Ring Power®, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com.

 

Cat® Entertainment Services Names New National Operations Manager

February 07, 2013 15:02

Cat Entertainment Services is pleased to announce Assistant Vice President Mike Hone has been appointed National Operations Manager.

Hone joined Ring Power Corporation, the parent company of Cat Entertainment Services, in 1997, where he worked as a Power Systems Division rental coordinator and salesman. In 2000, when Cat Entertainment Services was formed, Hone joined the division as a senior sales representative. He most recently served as Cat Entertainment Services Southeast Regional Manager.

In his new position as CES National Operations Manager, Hone will assist with day-to-day operations. He also will be responsible for equipment inventory at CES locations, new product development and equipment purchasing. 

“Along with our five U.S. Regional Managers, Mike will have responsibility across all North American locations to support our sales and operations activities,” said Phil Wessels, vice president and general manager of Cat Entertainment Services. “We look forward to continued growth and exciting opportunities we are pursuing both domestically and internationally."

About Cat Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. As a division of Ring Power®, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com.

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