HOLT CAT, the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer of south, central, north and north east Texas, held an open house Dec. 3 to celebrate the completion of its 40,000 sq. ft., heavy equipment service facility.
The $11 million expansion is part of a $100 million HOLT investment plan to upgrade facilities, open new full-service locations, and ensure technicians are equipped with advanced tools and technologies in order to provide outstanding service to customers.
This development represents the single largest expansion to HOLT’s San Antonio-based headquarters at 3302 S WW White Road in decades.
The new building, which replaces a smaller service shop, will be a climate-controlled facility that will provide an improved work environment for technicians.
“Demand for the heavy equipment repair and rebuild services HOLT provides is surging as a result of the shale boom and resurgence in manufacturing and infrastructure projects,” said Peter M. Holt, CEO of HOLT CAT. “Our locations across the state are showing robust growth as a result — in fact, 2014 has been one of the strongest years ever for our business.”
Many of HOLT’s customers choose to have their heavy equipment rebuilt instead of purchasing an entirely new machine in order to manage capital costs.
Key machine components are inspected and replaced, and the machine is returned to service in like-new condition. The new facility will include advanced capabilities to manage these rebuilds.
The facility will serve customers located across south and central Texas.
It has eight service bays, featuring four 10-ton (9 t) cranes and four 15-ton (13 t) cranes; monitored oil dispensing in all bays; 150 tons (136 t) of automated HVAC and lighting controls to save energy; and eight BAF-branded fans to reduce electrical consumption.