COVID-19 Announcement

3/30/2020

In Minnesota, Governor Walz has issued a new executive order, #StayHomeMN, which is similar to many shelter in place orders across the Nation. Governor Walz’s order includes critical manufacturing as an exception. Power generation falls into this category. As a result, Winco will continue operating our manufacturing and shipping operations during this period. Our account managers and service technicians will be available as they are now. Many have been working from home already and by Monday, that will be the case for almost all of our office staff. The following considerations are important as we place the next 6-8 weeks during this time.

  • Winco has a significant inventory of finished goods on hand, including many liquid-cooled models. Check our inventory status online for the latest information. Remember, the dealer portal information updates hourly.
  • We have our on-site parts warehouse and we have been working with our partners to maintain availability of service parts.
  • Normally, the schedule is frozen for 6 weeks. Orders related to the medical industry will be given priority and may cause a need to shift our schedules on short notice. We will attempt to do so in the least disruptive way possible. Please communicate any medical industry needs to your account manager and they will help us prioritize and expedite these orders to the best of our ability.
  • We have identified some disruptions in our supply chain. As of now they are sporadic and fairly minor. We are working hard with our supply chain to prevent and eliminate more disruptions.
  • Account managers will contact you before shipping to ensure you will be open to receive the shipment. In cases where a shelter in place order changes mid shipment, we will split the outbound and return freight charges with you.

Winco remains a strong and financially stable manufacturer. Our team will continue working to support you during this difficult time. We wish you the best and hope that you all remain safe during this time.

BIG DOG

DEALER PORTAL

We are excited to introduce a Dealer Account Portal on our website! Here are the great features you will get to utilize. Contact your sales representative to get your credentials.

LIVE FEED INVENTORY

Effective May 1, 2020, our inventory will be only accessible when you log into your account. Inventory is automatically updated every hour, giving you access to the latest stock information, even after business hours.

In Inventory, you will see:
» Current part numbers
» Stock levels
» Next build dates
» Next build quantities
» MSRP pricing

TRAINING

Detailed training on using the Dealer Portal is available. Your Sales Account Manager will go through the training with you, once you have an account.

We are dedicated to make more training documents and videos. As soon as more become available, we will send you a notification. If there is any product you would like to see in our training publications, please let us know!

QUOTE HISTORY

Once logged in you will have access to the last two years of quote history with Winco!

In Quote History, you will be able to:
» Download a PDF of quote
» Preview a quote
» Change the status of the quote
» Close quotes

QUOTE TOOL

You probably have already noticed the pricing drop downs on product pages. When not logged in, you can select your specifications and accessories to get MSRP pricing. Once you have your login credentials you can create your own configured quotes as needed! You will get your current pricing.

The quote tool can also quote complex products like the liquid cooled models. The tool helps to enforce configuration rules so that you can quickly quote the right combinations of features.

When logged into your account, an Add to Quote button will appear and you will be able to save your quotes.

You can add more units to your quote or finalize them, or remove items from the quote. Once you have completed your quote, you will be able to save it and add notes and a project name. You will also be able to close your quotes.

Remember to contact your account manager so that you can get started with this useful online resource!

See you soon!

– BIG DOG

Get to Know WINCO

WINCO is a family-owned business with almost 80 employees. We thought it would be great to meet them!

Name: Shane Williams
Position: Chief Operations Officer
Years at WINCO: Seven
Hobbies: Fishing, snowmobiling, water sports, four wheeling, riding his motorcycle

On February 15th, Shane participated in the Snowmobile Fun Run. This was an all day event covering hundreds of miles.

Q: What is the Snowmobile Fun Run?
A: Every year the Nicollet County Trail Association Snowmobile Club has a Snowmobile Fun Run to raise money to go towards their scholarship fund. They have silent auctions, drawings and snowmobiling.

Q: Have you participated in this before?
A: This was my second year. We had a great amount of snow.

Q: How many miles did you go?
A: We drove 175 miles through 3 counties. The Fun Run has multiple destinations that each rider tries to get to.

Q: I heard you won a couple of awards, what were they?
A: I rode along with a buddy of mine and we received first place for making the most stops. Each stop we went to, got our name put into a drawing, I won a cash prize from that drawing.


Sounds like a lot of fun! If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to Shane! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!

See you soon!

BIG DOG

2020 SERVICE SCHOOL SCHEDULE

The Winco team is excited to announce the remaining 2020 Service School schedule. These training classes help both new and seasoned techs with access to the Winco sales, engineering, service and production personnel. We also have classroom and hands on exercises to get familiar with Winco products and what you can expect to see in the field. Each training class is free of charge and includes a nice dinner.


Air-Cooled Sales and Service Training

Date: May 12-13

Location: Le Center, Minnesota

The air-cooled service school is split into two days; day 1 focusing on sales topics, with day two focusing on service. You can sign up for sales only, service only or both.


Liquid-Cooled Service Training

Date: August 11-12

Location: Le Center, Minnesota

This course focuses on Deep Sea Controllers, Asco transfer switches, paralleling and our new mobile diesel product line. There will be a combination of hands on classes with some classroom instruction.


Air-Cooled Sales and Service Training

Date: October 6-7

Location: Le Center, Minnesota

The air-cooled service school is split into two days; day 1 focusing on sales topics, with day two focusing on service. You can sign up for sales only, service only or both.


Click here to read what we focused on during our January Service School.

If you would like more information or to sign up for any of these classes, email josiek@wincogen.com

See you soon!

BIG DOG

DE Tier IV Units

With the partnership with FPT and Isuzu, we have been able to provide durable, Tier IV generators you can depend on.

We have added more standard equipment, such as the DSE7310 digital controller. The DE generators have a great demand in the sprayfoam and other OEM industries.

DE4040 with 40CFM Compressor

DE Features

  • Cummins Industrial Genends – with automatic voltage regulation
  • Electronic Common Rail – excellent frequency control and load pick-up
  • Radiator Ducting – making you installation easier and reducing air recirculation
  • Fork Pockets – conveniently integrated into the unit giving you the ability to lift from all directions
  • Battery Charger – standard smart battery charger
  • DSE7310 Controller – allows for remote start, engine code reader, with advanced metering, safeties and shutdowns to protect your investment

See you Soon!

-BIG DOG