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GENERATORS: Lucky customers get “birthday gifts” for Sommers 75th anniversary

TAVISTOCK, Ontario – Canada’s "Power House" in generator systems recently marked the conclusion of its 75th anniversary with customer gifts and a celebration overseen by three generations of its founding family.


TAVISTOCK, Ontario – Canada’s “Power House” in generator systems recently marked the conclusion of its 75th anniversary with customer gifts and a celebration overseen by three generations of its founding family.

Sommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd. has been operated by the Sommers family since 1936. As part of its 75th anniversary commemorations throughout 2012, the company has been entering its customers from across Canada into a draw featuring a $2,000 Green Egg smoker grill package as its grand prize.

To draw the winning entry, Kaye Sommers joined her son, Kenneth Sommers, and her grandson, Patrick Sommers. Kaye Sommers founded Sommers Motor Generator Sales with her husband, the late Wes Sommers in 1936, and maintains an active interest in the business. Kenneth Sommers, who recently celebrated 50 years with the firm, has served as president of the firm for many years while Patrick, as VP of operations, shares day-to-day leadership of the business with general manager, Chris McGregor.

Following a brief ceremony in Sommers’ Tavistock showroom, Kaye Sommers announced that the winning ticket belonged to Cathy Buttella from Eastmain Resources of Orangeville, ON.

Tom Sargent Farms of Milton, ON, and Sturdy Power Lines of Gilford, ON, each won a runner-up prize of a SMG3000h portable generator. Six additional consolation prizes were awarded Bern Noseworthy, Conception Bay, NL; Foothills Electric, Calgary, AB; Schelegehome Farms, Shakespeare, ON; L&B Electric, Bridgewater, NS;. Jacomeg Farms, Elora, ON, and Tyler Vankessel, Arkona, ON.

Sommers offers a complete range of customized standby, PTO and off-grid generator power solutions. Sommers is a generator specialist backed by proven technical experience and the country’s most extensive aftermarket service and parts facilities

For more information, contact Sommers at 1-800-690-2396 for the generator system specialist in your area or visit Sommers online at SommersGen.com.


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