Two Western Cat Dealerships to Combine Technology Divisions
Nevada Cashman Equipment and Utah Wheeler Machinery Co. to merge mining and construction technology divisions
Friday, November 2, 2018 (Las Vegas & Salt Lake City) – Cashman Equipment and Wheeler Machinery Co., the Caterpillar dealerships for Nevada and Utah respectively, have announced that they will be combining their technology divisions in order to offer customers more comprehensive services. The new entity, SITECH Intermountain, will be managed equally by both Cat dealerships with combined operations beginning early 2019. Wheeler Machinery will rebrand its technology division, previously called SITECH Intermountain, to allow the name to be used for the new, combined business.
Cashman Equipment’s technology divisions, SITECH Nevada and Cat Mining Solutions, provides machine control and mining technology services for customers operating in its defined territory of Nevada and the Eastern Sierras. Wheeler Machinery’s SITECH Intermountain operations also provide construction and mining technology covering its territory of Utah as well as in several adjacent counties in Wyoming, Nevada, and Arizona. Each company’s technology services have proven their expertise in these areas, expanding exponentially in recent years with the technology explosion in heavy equipment.
SITECH is the global Trimble brand name for dealerships who distribute site-wide technology solutions to the heavy and highway construction, landfill, and marine contractors. Cat Mining Solutions is a comprehensive suite of mining technology products designed to enhance mine site safety, reduce costs, improve profitability and boost efficiency. SITECH Intermountain will apply innovative heavy equipment technology to effectively solve some of the biggest challenges in the construction and mining industries.
“By strategically aligning Wheeler’s and Cashman’s technology capabilities, we can grow our best-in-class technology services in our territories,” said Mike Pack, Cashman Equipment President and Chief Operating Officer.
This stronger strategic approach to the construction and mining technology businesses will put further emphasis on existing and emerging technologies, equaling a more robust level of expertise for customers in the Eastern Sierras, Nevada, Utah, and northwest Arizona. With these SITECH dealerships combining branches, products and services, customers will now have one supplier across two states with multiple locations for technology needs.
“In the technology space, size matters,” stated Jonathan Campbell, Wheeler Machinery’s Executive Vice President. “As physical neighbors and past project collaborators, the decision to combine these two divisions was a natural one that will provide greater depth to both of our technology offerings.”
The combined entity will be branded SITECH Intermountain and overseen by both companies. GM Joe Lewis from Wheeler Machinery will manage the day-to-day operations. Reporting to Joe will be Mike Gray of Cashman Equipment managing the mining technology operation. Jason Widdison of Cashman Equipment will manage the construction sales and support teams. Darrin Cole of Wheeler will manage the construction service operations and Greg Evans of Wheeler will oversee construction operations. All current technology personnel will be retained at both dealerships.
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