MacAllister Machinery Company Inc., a distributor of new and used Caterpillar equipment, recently announced plans to expand its operations in Washington, Ind., creating up to 61 new jobs by 2016.
The home-grown Hoosier company will invest $8.9 million to equip and expand its existing 38,740 sq. ft. Washington facility by more than 50,000 additional sq. ft. The expansion, which is expected to be completed in fall of 2013, will house sales, parts and services for MacAllister’s inventory of Caterpillar heavy and compact equipment as well as MacAllister Power Systems including Caterpillar generators.
“It always gives me great pleasure to see a homegrown company like MacAllister succeed in Indiana,” said Gov. Mitch Daniels. “MacAllister’s continued investment in Indiana will lead to more jobs for hardworking Hoosiers and shows why our business climate is the best in the Midwest.”
Established 67 years ago and solely owned by the MacAllister family, the company employs more than 750 associates at its 20 locations throughout Indiana. MacAllister, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, is one of the few distributors of Caterpillar parts and machinery in Indiana and serves customers in the heavy construction, coal, commercial and residential, government, construction, agriculture and power systems industries.
“MacAllister was founded in 1945 in Indiana and has deep roots in the Hoosier state, with 20 locations,” said Chris MacAllister, president of MacAllister.