What is in this article?:
- CAT/AGCO facility to service Valley and Mexican agriculture markets
- Look to future
- New plant expands valley ag services.
- HOLT CAT plans to have a workforce of 60 skilled employees.
- Investment will range between $7 million and $8 million.
Development League's Austin Toros.
HOLT CAT has an established presence in Hidalgo County, with its Holt Truck Center in Edinburg, which is a truck and RV center for South Texas, and with HOLT CAT in Weslaco, which sells, services and rents heavy equipment for construction, earth moving, mining, industrial and petroleum industries.
Tony Shedrock, Vice President, General Services for HOLT CAT, appeared on behalf of Peter Holt before the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) during the public portion of its regularly monthly meeting in August and updated the group’s board of directors about his company's plans and vision about expanding their presence in the city.
"We are getting ready to start the design process, and (that) takes about three months before we bid it out," Shedrock said after his presentation. "The construction would take about six to seven months to complete."
Once open, the new facility will provide employment for field service technicians, shop technicians, parts and sales managers and support staff.