Holt Cat, Caterpillar equipment and engine dealer for South, Central, North and Northeast Texas, held a grand opening for its 47,000-square-foot full-service facility in Edinburg, Texas, which will expand Holt’s presence in Hidalgo County. The new store will help Holt serve the communities of South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, where the company has been active for 80 years.

“The new Edinburg location is going to make it even easier for our customers operating in the Rio Grande Valley to have convenient access to the heavy equipment products and services they need,” said Dave Harris, Holt Cat general manager. “It fills a gap in the marketplace. We bring a unique mix of capabilities customers simply can’t get anywhere else, including the most extensive express parts system in Texas and also the best-trained technicians.”

Local and state dignitaries attended, including Holt Cat executives including CEO Peter Holt. Army First Class Sergeant Dana Bowman, a former U.S. Army Golden Knight who is a double-amputee and a wounded warrior advocate, performed a skydiving show at the event. Holt employs more than 350 veterans, about 17 percent of its workforce.