Thompson Machinery has opened a new Cat Rental Store operation at its Jackson, Tenn., branch. In addition to Caterpillar equipment, the Jackson Cat Rental Store will offer additional equipment options for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, roofing and other subcontractor needs, the company said.

“The addition of the Cat Rental Store in Jackson fills a gap between our Nashville and Memphis locations that expands our footprint in which to serve customers’ equipment rental needs,” said Mike Rattan, Thompson rental store general manager. “Our Jackson staff brings a wealth of expertise to the market and will provide a valuable resource to our customers in the area.”

“Jackson and the surrounding region are seeing a significant growth in the industrial and commercial markets,” said Jackson rental store manager Preston Mysinger. “Thompson’s new Cat Rental Store will provide not only earthmoving equipment, but scissor and boomlifts, air compressors, light towers, generators, and more. Having an increased local presence allows us to be even more connected to the community, and means we can offer more equipment options for all jobsite needs.”

Thompson Machinery also named Del Reid rental sales representative for the Jackson office.

Reid, Mysinger and other members of the Jackson rental staff combine to total more than 70 years of rental operations experience.