February 19, 2013 – Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a power-generation equipment provider to industrial clients worldwide, today announced the supply of two generators to TopLine Materials, a high quality construction materials producer and impact enterprise in Source-Matelas, Haiti. The generators will be used to power well pumps during non-business hours, allowing TopLine to refill their water ponds in preparation for the future day’s production.
“There is a limited supply of the clean sand that we need in Haiti to produce our concrete blocks and aggregate materials,” explains Matthew A. Flippen, CEO and founder of TopLine Materials. “The technology is available but few companies have adequate access to a clean water supply.”
This limited access to water and materials throttles the production of much-needed construction materials in a region still rebuilding from the 2010 earthquake. TopLine’s sand washing system, for example, consumes 1000 gallons of water a minute.
“With the purchase of these new portable generators, we will be able to provide the sand washing systems with the water supply that they need,” stated Flippen.
TopLine plans to continue production of their concrete block and aggregate materials during the day then use their new Kohler portable generators at night to replenish the clean water in the ponds, allowing them to start the next day with a complete supply of clean water.
“We used to have to shut down production for three hours each day to replenish our water supply but now we will be able to replenish even more water during the 12-hours of night,” continued Flippen. “This will allow us to have a higher volume of clean sand to work with.”
Although demand for portable power equipment remains strong from companies operating in areas where there is no local power available, WPP has been quick to respond to an increase in demand for generators from areas impacted by catastrophic weather events.
“In the aftermath of storms and earthquakes, near immediate access to equipment is critical and our on-hand inventory of used and rebuilt generators is a great match,” said WPP Executive VP Mark Lum. “In the case of TopLine Materials, we’re pleased to be able to provide equipment to a company that will essentially supplement the power grid in a region that is still struggling to rebuild three years after the fact.”
About Topline Materials
TopLine Materials is a social impact venture formed for the dual purpose of doing business in Haiti creating high quality construction materials (concrete blocks, sand and gravel) then reinvesting 50% of its profits into reconstruction projects in the region. TopLine Materials was founded by Matthew A. Flippen after he participated in a mission trip to help aid in the reconstruction of Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Today TopLine Materials partners with general contractors, UN entities and nonprofit organizations – including Habitat for Humanity and the Catholic Relief Services – involved in the reconstruction efforts in Haiti.
About Worldwide Power Products
Recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies, Worldwide Power Products specializes in power generation equipment including new and used engines and generator sets. As an independent company based in Houston, Texas, the company buys and sells new and used generator sets and engines worldwide. In addition, the firm provides engineering, maintenance and repair plus rental services for job sites in Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. Generator sets range in size from 20kW – 2500kW and engines range in size from 150hp – 4000hp. Brand specialties include Caterpillar generator sets and engines and Cummins generator sets. For more information and a complete list of inventory, visit: http://www.wpowerproducts.com.
Posted on PR Web 19 February 2013