Archive for the ‘Conservation’ Category


To Our Valued Customers: Updated 3/23/2020

General Pacific (GenPac) remains open for business to serve our utility and contractor customers.  GenPac is considered an essential business, as a distributor of Electrical, and Water Utility products, based on the Home Land Security guidelines.  GenPac also provides IT Cloud services to over 100 utilities and AMI service provider customers.

We have arranged for the majority of our sales and support staff to work from home, while maintaining sufficient staff to provide services that cannot be handled remotely.

For those employees remaining in our facility we have established and implemented Social distancing policies, consistent with the Oregon Health Authority. We have also established social distancing protocols for receiving and shipping materials from our facility.

GenPac also continues to provide daily industry and vendor updates on our website www.generalpacific.com GenPac’s QuickShip e-commerce site is available to customers who need quick access to our current inventory levels.  Due to our current workload we have disabled the sign-up link on our home page. To sign up for QuickShip please contact your sales rep for details.

Rick Hall, President

General Pacific, Inc.

The 2020 Efficiency Exchange Conference scheduled on May 12-13, 2020 in Portland, OR has been cancelled due to the rapid changes in the COVID-19 outbreak. They have stopped taking registrations and will be providing refunds for those who have already registered for the conference. The Hyatt Regency Portland announced this morning that they will be suspending operations until mid-May and will be in touch directly about room block reservations for made for this conference.

Precautions for the Corona virus has caused Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light to shut down for the next 2 weeks. They will not be able to receive any shipments for that period so they ask that you please hold off on sending anything.

Consumers Power has announced that they will be closing their office and working remotely in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Here is their recent notice:

“Just a quick note to let you know that we will be closing our office starting Monday 3/23 and working remotely as much as possible. We are taking this step in concert with similar actions taken by various local agencies and businesses to support the broader national and state effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We can answer and open our gate remotely to allow deliveries in. When a warehouse staff member is needed there may be a delay of up to a half hour. The best thing would be for any necessary deliveries to be scheduled with the warehouse staff when possible. I know that will be hard with orders already on the way. We will be allowing drivers in remotely to drop deliveries on the dock when possible.”

At this time, Consumers has not announced what day they plan to come back to work in office.

Effective Wednesday March 18th  Canada will be closing its borders to most non-citizen and non-permanent residence.  This increased measure will not affect commerce or trade, U.S. Citizens, diplomats or airline crews.  Due to integration between Canada and the U.S. it has been clarified by the Provincial Health Office, Canada Border Service Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection that cross border trucking is an essential service.

Scott Corwin, the NWPPA Executive Director, released the following statement about the upcoming E&O conference,

“We have been closely monitoring both the status of public health concerns and the increasing travel restrictions at our member utilities; as a result the 2020 Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show scheduled for April 7-9 in Reno, Nev., has been postponed with the intention to reschedule the event in whole or in part later in the year.”

ACEEE just released the following notice about their upcoming forum:

“Due to the escalating health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), ACEEE has rescheduled the 2020 Hot Water Forum to July 20-22. The conference will take place at the same venue, the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown, and we are hopeful that all scheduled presenters will be able to participate in the conference. While no one can predict exactly how the situation will continue to unfold, our attendees’ health and safety is of the utmost importance.”

General Pacific Hosts Free Tank and Tankless Gas Water Heater Training

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

General Pacific Offices – 22414 NE Townsend Way, Fairview, OR 97024 – Map

Co-op owned General Pacific, Inc. is hosting a free technical, application, and sales training for contractors on high efficiency tank and tankless gas water heaters.

Gain the necessary technical knowledge to sell, install and troubleshoot Rheem tank and tankless gas water heaters. The course will be instructed in two parts by Bruce Cole, NW Tankless Sales Manager for Rheem products and by Ian Johnson, Owner of Alliance Sales, Co. and manufacturer’s representative for Rheem products.

The tankless gas water heater portion of the course has been approved by the State of Oregon for 4 credit hours of CEU’s (continuing education credits) for plumbers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to receive comprehensive training on high efficiency tank and tankless gas water heaters.   The focus will be on ENERGY STAR® qualified products including Rheem Power Vent and Direct Vent models.

Space is limited; please RSVP to Erika Fitzgerald at 503-907-2889 or at efitzgerald@generalpacific.com.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

General Pacific  is one of the leading wholesale stocking distributors in the Northwest region of the United States. Serving the Electrical Utility, Water Utility and Contractor markets since 1965. Located in Fairview, Oregon, General Pacific stocks a wide variety of  energy efficiency and water conservation products.

General Pacific is Celebrating 10 Years of Selling Rheem® Marathon® Water Heater Products!

General Pacific, Inc. is proud to celebrate 10 years of selling Rheem® Marathon® water heaters and products.  General Pacific readily stocks a full line of Marathon products  ranging in size from 15 to 105 gallons.

General Pacific Hosts Friedrich Ductless Mini-Split Training Webinar

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Co-op owned General Pacific, Inc. is hosting an HVAC installer and Home Performance Contractor training webinar with an introduction to Friedrich ductless mini-split systems.  Friedrich mini-splits combine sophisticated controls, greater energy efficiency, and unmatched durability in one sleek performer.