With the turn of the calendar often comes change. For Carolina Cat, the new year brought new product lines and partnerships.
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, all Carolina Cat locations in the western half of North Carolina — Asheville, Charlotte Main, Charlotte North, Charlotte South, Deep Gap, Goldsboro, Sylva, Greensboro, Hickory, Monroe and Troy — began carrying both NorAm and the full Weiler lines, including Weiler's commercial paving line, which was created in 2010 with the launch of the P385 paver.
Jeff Hargarten, president of NorAm, recently announced the company's purchase of Premier Performance Inc. , a Richfield, Wisc.,-based supplier of go kart clutch, go kart parts, and other power transfer components.
"The integration of Premier Performance under the NorAm corporate umbrella illustrates our ongoing commitment to broaden the spectrum of products and services we provide to our customers in the kart racing market segment," Hargarten said.
Foley Equipment Company, now represents the NorAm 65E compact motorgrader. The long time Caterpillar dealer will sell, rent and support the 65E through its 14 locations throughout Kansas and northwest Missouri. “NorAm is a well respected brand and we are pleased to have the opportunity to represent them.” said Shane Ham, vice president.
May Heavy Equipment, based in Columbia, South Carolina now represents the NorAm 65E compact motor grader. Bert and Jacob May founded the company in 1997 and with their 50 plus years of industry experience have been able to develop their company into a premier provider of construction and road building equipment.
The Lake Panorama Rural Improvement Zone, located in Panora, Iowa, about 45 minutes west of Des Moines, recently upgraded its dredging equipment to a new DSC Barracuda Class dredge and 16-in. (40 cm) floating booster unit. Lake Panorama is the largest private lake in Iowa, with 1,400 acres of lake surface, more than 30 mi.
The NorAm 65E features an articulated frame, torque proportioning rear axle, wheel lean and inch control in the body of a compact motor grader. The NorAm grader weighs in at 16,800 lbs. (7,620 kg); its small turning radius makes it maneuverable and able to work in confined spaces.
Wagner Equipment Company and Wagner Rents, based in Aurora, Colo., now represents the NorAm 65E compact motorgrader in Colorado, New Mexico and west Texas. The longtime Caterpillar dealer sells, rents and supports the 65E at each branch location including its extensive network of Wagner Rents Stores.
Hawthorne CAT, an authorized Caterpillar dealer headquartered in San Diego, Calif., now represents the NorAm 65E compact motorgrader from its nine locations in San Diego and Hawaii. Hawthorne will sell, rent and support the 65E at each branch location including their extensive network of CAT Rental stores — Hawthorne Rent-It Service.
Atlantic CAT, headquartered in Halifax/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has partnered with NorAm and now represents the NorAm 65E compact motorgrader at its eight locations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. “Atlantic CAT is a long time Caterpillar dealer and we believe that the NorAm 65E complements our existing product line and it adds strength to our commitment to provide innovative products and value driven solutions to our existing and future customers,” said Aubrey LaGuff, allied equipment manager.
Fabick CAT, based in St. Louis, Mo., now represents the NorAm 65E compact motorgrader from its nine locations in Missouri. The longtime family owned Caterpillar dealer sells, rents, and supports the 65E at each branch location including its extensive network of Fabick Rental Services Stores.
Milton CAT, based in Milford, Mass., has partnered with NorAm and now represents the NorAm 65E compact motorgrader at 11 locations in Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island. “Milton CAT is a long time Caterpillar dealer and we believe that the NorAm 65E complements our existing product line and it adds strength to our commitment to provide innovative products and solutions to our existing and future customers,” said David Perry, Milton vice president of sales.