Patten Cat, Caterpillar’s authorized dealer in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana, has joined the distribution network of Metso, a leading aggregates processing equipment company. The arrangement will better enable Patten Cat to reach new markets in need of stationary or mobile crushing and screening equipment.

Through the partnership, Patten Cat will offer the Metso line of crushing and screening products through its new equipment and rental fleets.

“We are very pleased to enter this relationship with Metso, whose reputation in the aggregates industry is based on more than a century of expertise,” said David Combs, vice president of Patten Cat. “By adding Metso crushing and screening products to our offerings, we feel we can expand our presence and address new markets.”

“We are proud to welcome Patten Cat to our network of distributors,” said Ben Hansbury, vice president, distribution sales at Metso. “Patten Cat has an excellent reputation in this market, and a strong commitment to product support. Together with Metso’s products and services, it will be a winning combination for our collective customers.”

Patten Cat has been representing Caterpillar products since 1933. It has six locations covering Northwest Indiana and Northern Illinois. With a substantial rental program, Patten Cat is No. 54 on the RER 100.