Empire Machinery, the Caterpillar dealership in Arizona, last week said Caterpillar has selected its Eloy, Ariz., branch, a 150-acre site, to be one of its three new western regional sales and distribution centers. Western States, located in Washington, and Foley Equipment, located in Michigan, will also be part of the new sales channel.
In this capacity, Empire will use a portion of the Eloy property to house, inspect, service and market used machines owned by Cat Financial that have come off lease, been repossessed, or otherwise returned to dealerships in the West. Empire will be responsible for consistently assuring that these machines are in “ready to work” condition before being marketed to used equipment customers and other dealers.
Mesa, Ariz.-based Empire is No. 24 on the RER 100.