Construction began with a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Phase 2 building project on May 28 at the company’s Broadview Heights facility.
Ohio CAT President Ken Taylor gave employees and guests a glimpse of the past when recounting his memories of the construction of the company’s existing corporate headquarters, which opened in 1971, and outlined a vision of the future as construction began with a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Phase 2 building project on May 28 at the company’s Broadview Heights facility.
Headquartered in Broadview Heights, Ohio CAT has approximately 1,060 employees located throughout Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana, with more than 175 employees working at its Broadview Heights headquarters. Industry growth as well as new oil and gas related markets in Ohio have led to increased sales and employment, leading to the need for facility expansions and improvements company-wide.
Phase 1 at the Broadview Heights facility, which was completed in October of 2013, provided an additional 6,500 sq. ft. (604 sq m) of space for the corporate technical training department, a condition monitoring and central dispatch center, and added offices. Phase 2 seeks to renovate and expand the 43-year-old existing corporate headquarters. With 22,000 sq. ft. (2,044 sq m) of renovation space and 34,000 sq. ft. (3,159 sq m) of expansion space, this project moves the company forward on a swell of anticipated growth and progress. Increased office space, coupled with more meeting spaces, is expected to increase employee satisfaction and improve collaboration. The addition will showcase a new leadership and professional development training center, a new equipment division sales and rental showroom and office area and new offices and meeting space for the company’s agriculture business division, also known as Ohio Ag Equipment.
Sporting a sleek and modern façade, the "new" headquarters will feature improved lighting, furniture and fixtures while blending in with the architecture of the previously completed Phase 1 addition. To accommodate increased future employment needs, the project will double the employee work areas and increase the number of parking spaces. This is part of a $75 million, multi-year facilities improvement program and it will be completed in February 2016.
Ohio CAT is the authorized Caterpillar dealer for Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana and has been serving the equipment and power systems needs of local businesses since 1945. Ohio CAT’s Corporate Headquarters is one of 21 Ohio CAT locations and is located at 3993 East Royalton Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio.
For more information, visit www.ohiocat.com.