Holt CAT, the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer of south, central, north and north east Texas, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new full service facility at 110701 U.S. 281 North in Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas.
This facility will help Holt continue its strong commitment in serving the communities and businesses of south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, where Holt has been a dealer for more than 80 years.
“Today’s expansion of our operations in Hidalgo County we hope will help to facilitate growth in the community,” said Allyn Archer, Holt CAT’s president and chief operating officer. “With the future development of Interstate 69 and other planned construction, we look at these stores to be an investment for the next 30 to 40 years.”
“Holt CAT’s expansion into Edinburg is the latest proof that Edinburg and the Valley are the places to be because of our ongoing economic growth, the pro-business environment, and the high-quality labor force that makes us who we are,” said Texas Representative Terry Canales, who represents house district 40.
The new 38,000-plus sq. ft. building will be a state-of-the-art parts, rental and full-service center in providing full service to heavy equipment sales and the customer base. The store will also be LEED certified by the guidelines set by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The new store location will be the anchor facility for the area and is expected to open in the second quarter of 2014.
Currently, there are more than 70 Holt employees in the region and once the store comes online, Holt anticipates adding up to 25 high-paying jobs to the total Rio Grande Valley count.
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