C.A.T. to open new office in Dallas

by Truck West

VAUDREUIL-DORION, Que. – C.A.T. Inc. will be opening a new office in Dallas, Texas, which president Daniel Goyette said would help support the company’s current operations in Laredo, Texas.

“Dallas is already a strategic point in terms of the customer base we have there, as well as the potential to develop it further,” said Goyette. “It is with great pleasure that we have added Guy Byars to our team to help us support this new operation.”

C.A.T. is also touting its green transportation initiative, which will be continued in Dallas.

“In 2015, we became the first company to use trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG),” said Goyette. “We even had our first CNG public refueling station built at our location in Coteau-du-Lac, Canada, in collaboration with Gaz Métro, Ryder and Gain Clean Fuel. This is the first CNG public refueling station in Canada. It is available to everyone and allows us convert part of our fleet. About a hundred of our 325 trucks are powered by compressed natural gas. It accounts for almost a third of C.A.T.’s entire truck fleet.”

Quebec’s minister of innovation, science and economic development was also excited about C.A.T.’s new office in Texas.

“The opening of a new C.A.T. office in Dallas will help to further strengthen trade relations between Quebec and Texas at a time when we are working to increase our presence in the North American markets,” said Dominique Anglade. “Note that since 2014, Texas has been Quebec’s most important business partner. C.A.T. is a true success story in the green transportation sector and a major asset in achieving our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

The new Dallas office is expected to employ about five people, and Sarah Carabias-Rush, vice-president of international economic development for the Dallas Regional Chamber, said they would continue to strengthen ties with those who want to expand operations in the Dallas region.

“C.A.T. is the latest Canadian company to locate an office in the Dallas Region, and we see lots of opportunities for more to follow,” she said. “We believe there is no better place in America to live, work and do business than in the Dallas Region.”

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