With cat-like reflexes, Caterpillar dealership HOLT Texas (dba Holt CAT) sells, leases, and services new and used Caterpillar equipment, engines, and generators through more than 20 locations across Texas, serving almost 120 counties. The family-owned dealership also carries spare parts and represents Challenger tractors, Lexion combines, and Olympian – more...generators. Holt CAT buys and sells used equipment around the world, and it produces its own land-clearing equipment (Holt Land Management) and water tankers (Spray King). The company provides financing options that include rental programs and lease purchase plans (for both short and long terms) for its products. The decision by Congress in 2009 not to renew the federal highway program has caused historic volatility in the construction markets. The US government's highway department is doling out short-term extensions to the bill, which disallow states from planning projects, thus making it impossible for contractors to know how much work is going to be available in the future. According to Holt CAT, local equipment dealers, in some cases, have experienced a 70% drop in new machine sales from 2008 levels. In response to the recession, Holt CAT reduced its workforce by 25%; remaining employees have taken cuts in pay and benefits. The company has also had to dump inventory at a loss and cancel any plans for new store locations. Holt CAT has been front and center at Start Us Up USA! rallies -- a grassroots movement to get the message across to Congress regarding the crisis facing the construction equipment distributors and manufacturers across the US. In late 2010 the company announced that it would distribute RoadHog (formerly Zanetis Power Attachments) equipment. RoadHog products are used for milling asphalt or concrete for road repair and construction. With the addition of RoadHog branded equipment, Holt CAT will broaden its heavy construction customer base in a state with one of the largest highway systems in the US. Up until 2009, Holt CAT had been experiencing a boon of sorts, since rising oil prices increased demand for heavy equipment across the industries. After all, generators and engines are cheaper to rebuild than buy, so the company was expanding its service centers throughout Texas, including adding new facilities in Longview and San Antonio. Benjamin Holt planted the seeds for the company in the mid-1880s when he developed a horse-drawn harvester. Holt CAT adopted its current moniker in 2002. – less
What do employees at HOLT CAT say about culture and work-life balance?
Company is focusing on employee retention.
Written by IT Support (Former Employee) from San Antonio, TX on August 14, 2019
Has a lot of focus on teaching employees about the culture of the company. "Vision, Mission, Values".
DISC, a behavior assessment tool, is a big focus in this company. A lot of training is available with this company and their benefits are good.
They use PTO, Paid Time Off. Start with 2 weeks vacation plus sick days. PTO is available immediately. - more...