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Holt CAT Prepares for New, Green Laredo Facility

Wed November 16, 2011 - West Edition
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Holt CAT, the Caterpillar equipment and engine dealer for south, central, north and northeast Texas, has purchased property for a new store location in Laredo, Texas.

The 24,000 sq. ft. facility for heavy equipment parts, service and sales will be built in the Los Lomas Industrial Park on State Highway 359, east of Loop 20. As it has done with other recent building projects, Holt will incorporate green building practices into the Laredo facility, which will improve energy efficiency and overall natural resource sustainability, according to the company.

The new facility is projected to break ground in the first quarter of 2012. San Antonio-based Holt CAT, established its first store in Laredo in 1978 and currently has 20 sales, service and parts employees at its location on FM 1472.

“Holt is demonstrating our commitment to machine and engine customers in Webb and surrounding counties with an investment in new and expanded facilities to improve our services,” said Allyn L. Archer, president and chief operating officer.

About Holt

Holt CAT sells, rents and services Caterpillar machines, engines and generator sets in a 118-county Texas territory. Holt also offers total machine and engine rebuild capabilities, sells used equipment around the world and fabricates its own line of land clearing equipment and HOLT Spray King water tankers.

The Holt name has been associated with heavy equipment and Caterpillar for more than 100 years. Peter M. Holt, chief executive officer of Holt CAT, is the great-grandson of Benjamin Holt, who in 1904 developed the first successful track-type tractor which he named the “Caterpillar.”

For more information, visit www.holtcat.com.