why-ppgWe don’t just say that we’re better – we offer a better environment and industry-leading benefits that other power centers don’t offer to their engine and service technicians. As a crucial part of our team, we want to help you grow your career and support your whole lifestyle, not just while you’re at work. That’s why our technicians receive some of the most competitive benefits in the industry and go beyond what others are able to offer.

We offer industry leading compensation for our technicians. Our technicians are vital members of our team and we provide compensation that reflects that.

At Pacific Power Group we highly value our employees’ health and well-being. We offer competitive benefits packages that include medical, dental, matched 401(k) contributions, tuition reimbursement and more.

Pacific believes that as a member of our team, you should have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in a variety of sectors, or to specialize if you desire. As a technician with Pacific, we position you to get hands-on experience in a multitude of settings with diverse teams, or to use your years of experience in a new area.

As leaders in our field, Pacific believes in ongoing training for our technicians. We offer in-house and factory-led training that offers you the opportunity to cultivate your skills and invest in your future.

Mission Statement

We strive to provide long-term value to all of our stakeholders in a manner consistent with our underlying values.


We live up
to our

We are ethical in what we do and say. We act with integrity and professionalism. We treat everyone with respect. We do what we say we are going to do.


We conduct ourselves
with humility and a
sense of gratitude

We are committed to the success of our employees, customers, shareholders and communities. We provide a safe and secure work environment. We manage all resources to drive both profit and long-term stakeholder value.


Our people are the
key to exceeding

We seek to attract, develop and retain top talent. Our people are curious, passionate, committed to continuous improvement and to achieving their full potential. We are committed to creating an environment in which this is possible.


We act thoughtfully,
decisively and with
a sense of urgency

We set aggressive goals, financial and otherwise, and hold ourselves and each other accountable to them. We value processes that drive efficiency, consistency and predictability. We act thoughtfully, decisively and with a sense of urgency.


1958 -

Established in 1958 in Portland, Oregon as the Pacific Diesel Power Company, Pacific primarily handled diesel engines for trucks and generators for off-highway, marine, and industrial applications.

1982 -

By 1982, Pacific had added an Allison transmission franchise to our product lines and changed the company’s name to the Pacific Detroit Diesel-Allison Company (PDDA). Pacific Detroit Diesel-Allison became known as the Detroit Diesel engine and Allison transmission distributor for the Northwest, as well as continuing to offer generator sales and service. The company also began expanding beyond Oregon and Washington to include Alaska and Hawaii.

1990 -

Throughout the 1990s, PDDA continued to experience tremendous growth and added numerous product lines, such as Perkins and John Deere off-highway engines, and golf and turf equipment.

2002 -

In April of 2002, we moved our headquarters from Swan Island in Portland to a new state-of-the-art facility at our current location in Ridgefield, Washington. On May 2, 2005, Pacific again changed the company name to Pacific Power Products (PPP) to better reflect the expanding line of products and services we offers.

2000's -

Over the decades, Pacific has branched out to serve not only the commercial trucking industry, but also off-highway equipment, power generation, and power solutions for markets such as agriculture, logging, marine, construction, mining, and military applications. Pacific attributes our success and growth to long-standing relationships with valued customers and committed suppliers.

2014 -

With the gradual expansion and progressive addition of diverse product lines in mind, Pacific’s leadership team announced another name change to Pacific Power Group in April of 2014. This latest change was yet again in response to the need to better reflect the wide range of our business lines and services.