Caterpillar is working closely with all of its dealers in mobilizing equipment, personnel and other resources to affected areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. H.O. Penn has already provided about 100 MW of portable generator sets to customers in the greater New York City area. Additional portable generators are staged in H.O. Penn facilities and are ready for mobilization as priorities are determined and locations are identified by local authorities.
Other Cat dealers across the Eastern United States and Canada, including Milton Cat, Foley Inc. and Ransome, are mobilizing and have mobilized hundreds of generators since last week in preparation and response to the storm.
Also the Caterpillar Foundation invests in the Annual Disaster Giving Program, which provides relief money that the American Red Cross uses to be prepared before a disaster strikes. The Red Cross is already providing disaster relief services to the hardest-hit areas.