Thompson to Purchase Portion of Cat Mining Distribution

Mon August 18, 2014 - Southeast Edition

Thompson Machinery Commerce Corporation announced the acquisition of the expanded Cat Mining equipment distribution and support business for its territories from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC. Thompson Machinery is the authorized Cat dealer in middle Tennessee, west Tennessee and north Mississippi.

“The acquisition and expansion of the Cat Mining product line reinforces Thompson’s commitment to providing the best in equipment and product support solutions,” said Reggie Dill, vice president of sales of Thompson Machinery. “We serve a diverse set of industries and applications, and we are excited to enhance our focus in mining. Enabling our customers’ success is our top priority.”

Thompson Machinery assumed responsibility for the sales, marketing and product support of the expanded Cat Mining products, which includes hydraulic shovels, electric shovels, draglines, highwall miners, drills, belt systems, longwall and room and pillar products.

“We are committed to the mining industry and serving our mining customers with unmatched support, integrated solutions and the best quality products and services,” said Steve Wunning, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for resource industries. “One of the best ways we can serve our customers is through Caterpillar’s dealer network. Thompson Machinery shares our goal to exceed customers’ expectations and plays a pivotal role in helping us build and maintain our world-class system of distribution and product support.”

Caterpillar has announced similar transactions with other dealers over the last several months. Caterpillar continues to hold discussions with other Cat dealers that have mining activity in their territories and will continue to operate the former Bucyrus distribution business until the transitions have occurred in a given territory.

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