Holt Cat, Caterpillar equipment and engine dealer for South, Central, North and Northeast Texas, broke ground on a new headquarters building at its campus on the southeast side of San Antonio. The facility will help the company better support business growth, and also provide a more productive and fulfilling work environment for employees. State, county and local dignitaries, such as Mayor Ivy Taylor and Judge Nelson Wolff were present.

Located in San Antonio since 1933, Holt made the decision to stay in San Antonio after finalizing an incentive agreement between county and local authorities that allowed the company to expand through a $20.2 million real estate and property investment, and the creation of 195 headquarters jobs.

“Holt Cat is a great example of what economic development can and should be in San Antonio,” said Taylor. “A family-owned business of national stature and global reach, located on the Southeast side of San Antonio, Holt Cat has chosen to reinvest in this community, expand its workforce and contribute to the quality of life of San Antonians.”

The three-story headquarters will include: integrated technology, large conference rooms, cafeteria, gym, campus improvements and energy efficient and sustainable features. The company said the modern building will help the company evolve with the dynamic needs of the industries Holt serves in its 118-county territory.

“With the tremendous local support, diverse culture and thriving economy in our region, we recognized that our facilities needed to follow suit in accommodating our growing employee and customer base,” said Corinna Holt Richter, executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “The large meeting spaces and training rooms, state-of-the-art technology and a cafeteria for employee gatherings, will provide an excellent working environment for employees to better serve our customers.”

“The city has been home to our family’s company since 1933 and this addition to our headquarters ensures that San Antonio will remain our home for generations to come,” added Peter John Holt, executive vice president and general manager.