Holt Cat will break ground later this week on what is believed to be the largest expansion in the San Antonio-based Caterpillar dealer’s history, the San Antonio Business Journal is reporting. As previously reported in RER, the company is building a 47,000-square-foot facility at its San Antonio headquarters, to replace an outdated service shop built in 1957. With 16 air-conditioned bays that can accommodate as many as 40 machines, the new building will expand Holt Cat’s service capacity by 40 percent, the company said.
The expansion is valued at about $11 million and is part of an overall effort to upgrade a number of its facilities. In January of this year, Holt Cat broke ground on an $8.5 million, 38,000-square-foot facility in the Rio Grande Valley, and last month began work on a $13 million, 52,000-square-foot store in Little Elm to serve the northern Dallas-Fort Worth market.
Construction on the new shop in San Antonio should be complete late in the second quarter of 2014, said Holt Cat marketing manager Joe Carrion.
Based in San Antonio, Holt Cat is No. 15 on the RER 100.