Birth of a Dream

August 2021 CPM has three very wonderful German Diesel engines: the Augsburg, the Benz, and the Graz.  All are from the early 1900s.  Hmmm, what better to do with them … Read more

The Graz Story

June 2021 As CPM’s Air Blast Injection project is progressing very well, I certainly understand the confusion about the mysterious Graz Diesel.  It will be the third engine in the … Read more


With the floor of the building now in place, the floor and foundation have been covered to protect them from weather during the upcoming winter.

ABI Building

May 2021 A View from My Rocking Chair Last month I wrote The Benz Story and mentioned how it would fit into CPM’s new project, the Air-Blast Injection building.  We … Read more

Concrete Floor Poured

Our contractor poured the concrete floor for the building on November 24, 2021.  To prevent winter damage, the concrete block wall was filled with concrete.  With those tasks done, the … Read more

Benz Progress

The Benz engine is nearing completion, and a test run. It will be mounted on its foundation in the Spring

Project Name

Finally we have decided upon a name for our project. We have chosen this name and logo for our building in honor of the great vintage Diesel Centrale plant in … Read more