Holt Caterpillar will host a grand opening of its new store in Edinburg, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 26. CEO Peter Holt will join company executives and local and state officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new 47,000-square-foot facility, which will provide heavy equipment, engine parts, service, sales and rentals to customers across the Rio Grande Valley. The new facility will deepen the roots Holt Cat already has in the region.

Holt will also salute the contributions of military veterans with a skydiving show by retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, a former member of the Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights. Bowman is a double amputee who lost his legs in a military skydiving accident and is an internationally recognized inspirational speaker and wounded warrior advocate. Holt employs 366 veterans, about 17 percent of its workforce.

Holt Cat is Caterpillar dealer for a 118-county Texas territory extending from the Red River to the Rio Grande. CEO Holt is the great-grandson of Benjamin Holt who developed the first successful track-type tractor, which he named the Caterpillar.

A major rental player, Holt Cat is No. 19 on the RER 100.