For the past decade or more, at least one large-scale disaster, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and fires, has occurred somewhere in the world every year. But it doesnít take a major event or even a direct hit to put you out of business. Blackouts, planned or emergency shutdowns can also put your operations on hold. We canít always predict the timing of natural or manmade disasters, but we can certainly plan for them. Private industries, the federal government, as well as state and local agencies, can benefit by partnering with Hawthorne Cat to integrate rental equipment and other contractor supplies and services into their emergency preparedness and response plan.