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HOLT CAT®(holtcat.com), the Caterpillar® Equipment and Engine dealer for South, Central, North and Northeast Texas, celebrated the grand opening today of a $14 million, 61,000 square-foot full-service facility at 27600 East University Drive in Little Elm, Texas.
The new Denton County store extends HOLT CAT’s presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to nine locations.
“Little Elm is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas and investments in construction and infrastructure here are driving an ever-increasing demand for Cat® heavy equipment and services,” said Dave Harris, HOLT CAT president and chief operating officer.
“With this new HOLT CAT location, customers can be confident of always having the right machine for the job, backed by knowledgeable advice and expert service delivered by the best-trained technicians in the industry.”
HOLT CAT leaders including CEO Peter M. Holt were joined by customers and state and local dignitaries at the event, including state Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound.)
Nelson predicted the new store would deliver important benefits to the region:
“It’s wonderful to see HOLT CAT expand their presence in North Texas to Little Elm, she said. “This investment will not only bring jobs and economic development to our community, but also help to immensely support this area’s rapid growth.”
Army Sergeant First Class Dana Bowman, a retired U.S. Army paratrooper who is a double-amputee and a leading wounded warrior advocate, performed a skydiving show at the event. HOLT employs more than 350 veterans, approximately 17 percent of its workforce, and is dedicated to actively expanding job opportunities for men and women who have served in the armed forces.
The new Little Elm store features a comprehensive range of offerings to serve a variety of customer needs across the construction, industrial, oil & gas and paving industries: everything from Cat machine sales, rentals, parts and service, to comprehensive rebuild capabilities and custom product fabrication. For a full description of services and store hours, visit Holt Cat Little Elm.
About HOLT CAT®
HOLT CAT® sells, rents and services Caterpillar machines, engines, generator sets and trucks in a 118-county Texas territory spanning from the Red River to the Rio Grande. HOLT offers total machine and engine rebuild capabilities, sells used equipment around the world and fabricates its own line of land clearing equipment and HOLT Spray King® water tankers. HOLT is the dealer for Link-Belt Cranes in the Eastern half of Texas as well as the El Paso area. They are the dealer for AGCO/Challenger and Claas farm equipment for the Eastern half of Texas and portions of Arkansas and Missouri.
The Holt name has been associated with heavy equipment and Caterpillar for more than 100 years. Peter M. Holt, Chief Executive Officer of HOLT CAT, is the great-grandson of Benjamin Holt, who in 1904 developed the first successful track-type tractor which he named the “Caterpillar.” HOLT CAT has come to be synonymous with quality, integrity and commitment to customer service. The HOLT CAT team is committed to providing rock solid stability with superior products and services to heavy equipment and engine users from Brownsville to Texarkana, Texas.
FABCO Equipment Inc. (FABCO), of Milwaukee, WI, and John Fabick Tractor Company (Fabick CAT®), of Fenton, St. Louis County, MO, are proud to announce that they are joining their two family-owned, independently-operated companies to create one of the largest and most dynamic Caterpillar® dealerships in the nation. Over the next several months, FABCO/Fabick teams will be working together to complete this transformation, with an expected closing date of June 30, 2015.
The expanded organization will be led by Doug Fabick (currently President & COO of Fabick CAT) as CEO and Dealer Principal along with his cousin Jeré Fabick (currently President & CEO of FABCO) serving as President and co-Dealer Principal. The combined company will build on what each organization has achieved independently and provide an enhanced ability to grow, expand capabilities and further support customer success. The FABCO identity will transition over time to the Fabick CAT identity; this change is expected to take place over the next 36 months. The corporate headquarters will be located in St. Louis.
“The strength, stability and long-term continuity of the Fabick family network of companies will enhance our ability to meet the needs of all of the customers who we have the privilege of serving in our combined territories,” states Doug Fabick.
The combined enterprise will operate in a six state region, to include major portions of Missouri and Illinois, one county each in Kansas and Oklahoma, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the entire state of Wisconsin. Dealership capabilities will include 37 locations, 100 parts drops, and 550 service technicians, totaling more than 1,100 team members enhancing the customer experience and bringing the added value of expanded scope and reach to every sales, rental, service and parts interaction.
“The valued customers and partners of each dealership should see very little change in those who call on them or in processes that they are accustomed to and, if they do see changes over time, it will be with improvements that benefit them and make their experience with us even better,” according to Jeré Fabick.
The Fabick family heritage, in partnership with Caterpillar, has endured for nearly 100 years since John Fabick Sr. founded the first Fabick company in 1917. A new chapter in this legacy is beginning today further strengthening John Fabick’s motto: “To Ever Serve Our Customers Better.”
As the exclusive Cat dealers in their territories, FABCO and Fabick CAT rent, sell and service Cat construction machinery, trucks, engines and electric power generation equipment. From versatile jobsite equipment like skid steer loaders, aerial lifts and portable power, to the big Cat machines that help build and maintain our infrastructure; FABCO and Fabick CAT supply essential products that improve the quality of life in our communities.