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Altorfer Cat

Altorfer Cat is a Caterpillar dealer with locations in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. The company was founded in 1957 by Edward J. Altorfer, who had previously worked in his family's washing machine business called AltorferBrothers Company in East Peoria. In addition to Caterpillar, Altorfer Cat carries Taylor and Mitsubishi forklifts, JLG telehandlers, Lexion combines, Challenger tractors, AGCO application equipmentand Trail King trailers.



Altorfer Kicks Off Caterpillar's 2022-2023 Operator Challenge

On a cold, drizzly day in March, 25 equipment operators from Iowa, Illinois and Missouri converged on Edwards, Ill., to compete in the first Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge dealer event, organized by Altorfer Cat of Cedar Rapids, Iowa....


Altorfer Rents, Sullair Continue Partnership Amid Expansion

Sullair, a manufacturer of compressed air solutions since 1965, is expanding its partnership with Altorfer Rents in supplying portable air compressors to the construction, agriculture, landscaping, mining and other markets....


Iowa Interchange Undergoes Major Redesign Reconstruction

The junction of Interstate 80, Interstate 380 and U.S. 218 in Johnson County is one of the busiest interchanges in eastern central Iowa. Known as the Systems Interchange and located within the cities of Coralville and Tiffin, it predominantly serves the greater Iowa City metropolitan area and is a major crossroads for freight haulers as well as local commuters....


Altorfer CAT Hosts Women of Asphalt Illinois Meet and Greet

The Illinois chapter of Woman of Asphalt, a national coalition supporting women in all aspects of the asphalt industry, gathered on Oct. 26 for a Meet and Greet, hosted by Altorfer CAT in Mokena, Ill. Board members were on hand to meet with members and also to bring awareness to the new chapter and to build membership....


Altorfer CAT Celebrates Opening of Its New Illinois Facilities

To celebrate the opening of its new facilities, Altorfer CAT celebrated with its customers at open houses throughout the month of September. The four new locations are in Mokena, Ill., East Dundee, Ill., Addison, Ill., and Naperville, Ill....


Altorfer Cat Opens Four New Locations in Chicago Area

Altorfer Cat is pleased to announce the culmination of its relocation efforts across the Chicago metropolitan area, moving the operations of three divisions from its former Elmhurst campus to new strategic locations in Addison, East Dundee, Mokena, and Naperville....


Hitchcock Scrap Yard Upgrades Vital Piece of Equipment

If you asked Michael Hitchcock, owner of Hitchcock Scrap Yard Inc. , how far he thought his company would grow roughly 40 years after investing in it, chances are he would have told you he had no idea....


Illinois' Weber Road, I-55 Interchange Project Moves Forward

Utility relocations delays prevented crews from starting work on the $68 million I-55 Interchange project on Weber Road in Romeoville, Ill., in 2018, but in early May 2019 operations began in earnest. The work zone covers Weber Road from 119th Street north/Rodeo Road of the interchange to 135th Street/Romeo Road to the south and 1/2 mi....


Dealers Demonstrate Iron as 'Vendor Equipment Showcase' Makes Its Debut at 132nd Annual Sandwich Fair in Illinois

Since 1888, Sandwich, Ill., has hosted what has become one of the oldest continuous county fairs in the state. The DeKalb County event has evolved from an annual livestock show, to what is now a five-day event featuring harness racing, concerts, an antique car show and more....


Next Generation Excavators Highlight Iron Night Open House as Altorfer CAT Shows Off New Elmhurst Facility

Altorfer CAT held its annual Iron Night customer appreciation event Oct. 11 in Elmhurst, Ill. Approximately 150 guests attended the event, which was held for the first time at Altorfer's newly acquired facility in Elmhurst following the company's recent acquisition of Patten CAT....






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