Cummins Power Generation, Minneapolis, recently signed a 3-yr, non-exclusive contract to supply its PowerCommand generator sets, control systems transfer switches, and switchgear to Premier, Inc., a purchaser for the U.S. healthcare industry. The contract period extends through the end of September 2004 with an additional 2-yr option.

Local distributors will sell and service the equipment, as well as conduct site evaluations and assist with installation. Member facilities have the option of using the company’s PowerCare Advantage Program for planned maintenance.

The healthcare industry spends nearly $110 million annually on on-site generation systems.