Kohler Generators Expands Distribution Network in Northern Illinois

Demand for backup power; overall economic strength driving company’s regional growth

Online PR News – 01-July-2015 – Kohler, WI – Kohler Generators, a leading brand of automatic standby power generators, has expanded its presence throughout northern Illinois by signing an updated distribution agreement for its residential and light commercial products with Total Energy Systems, LLC., De Pere, Wis. Prior to the new agreement, Total Energy Systems already represented Kohler Generators in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Michigan. Total Energy Systems’ territory will now expand into northern Illinois where the distributor will team with Steiner Electric Company, Elk Grove Village, Ill., to provide an enhanced level of market coverage and customer support for residential consumers as well as small business owners throughout the region.

“We’re excited about Total Energy Systems working in tandem with Steiner Electric to serve our residential and light commercial customers in northern Illinois because it’s a robust market with significant demand for backup power – among homeowners and small businesses alike,” said Justin Blount, vice president and general manager of residential/light commercial products for Kohler Generators. “We’ve had double-digit growth over the past year and we certainly remain optimistic as we look towards the future. Everyone in northern Illinois who turns to Kohler Generators for backup power will definitely benefit from our new ‘one-two-punch’ approach in the market.”

An automatic standby generator is permanently installed outside a home or small business, similar to a central air conditioning unit, and runs on natural gas or propane using existing gas lines. When utility power is lost, a standby generator automatically turns on – there is no need to be present to start or refuel the generator. Depending upon specific needs, a standby generator can power critical and sophisticated appliances and systems, including lights, heating/cooling systems, refrigerators, sump pumps, security systems and more.

About Kohler Generators
Kohler Generators are manufactured by Kohler Power Systems, a division of Kohler Co. offering complete power solutions, including generators (portable, residential, industrial, mobile, and marine), automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920. For more information, visit www.kohlergenerators.com or www.facebook.com/kohlergenerators.

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit kohler.com.

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Bill Bussler
Kohler Co.
444 Highland Drive
Kohler WI, 53044


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