Business Profile: Progressive Diesel Injection


NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Finding enough time to get all the work done is hard enough, but when your equipment is down it’s downright impossible. That’s when Progressive Diesel Injection can bail you out.

The full-service diesel engine machine shop has been keeping its customers’ equipment up and running since 1971 when Harry Ratvasky, Sr., founded the company.

Progressive, located at 451 North Gate Circle in New Castle, Pa., specializes in fuel system repair. The expert staff of four can also completely rebuild your engine.

“Customer satisfaction has always been our priority,” said partner Sharon May. “We have always been family-owned and operated and we have the training and tools necessary to repair the diesel engines in today’s market.”

Once Progressive got business going in the early 1970s, things took off. In 1979, the company began fuel system repairs.

After 20 years of serving satisfied customers, Progressive outgrew its shop. So, in 1998, the company moved to a larger shop in Neshannock Township.

One year later, Progressive became a Perkins engine dealer and in 2003 became a dealer for Alliant Power and Garrett turbo charges. In 2005, the company signed on as a dealer for Cummins engines.

And as engines become more high-tech and complicated, the staff at Progressive is ready to step up to the challenge.

“Our technicians are attending training to be qualified to work on the newest diesel engines — most of which are electronic,” said May.

In addition to fine service, Progressive stocks a range of performance products for GM, Ford and Dodge pickups to increase horsepower and torque.

Progressive also has performance and stock products available for tractor pullers.

The company is ready to serve you, should you find yourself in a bind. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Give them a call at 724-658-4690 or send an e-mail to Progressive is on the Internet at

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