Cate Equipment

Posted - Oct. 25, 2001 at 8:30 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

We’ve seen a lot of construction throughout Utah, particularly with the I-15 project and the housing boom of the last decade. And besides seeing the endless supply of orange barrels at some of the sites, I’ve been amazed at the amount of construction equipment there is. I know that much of the equipment is rented, and therefore provided by a dealer who agrees to keep it running.

Well, if you were to ask many of the construction companies who to call for quality equipment, the name they would most likely mention is Cate.

Cate Equipment has been serving the construction and mining industry throughout the Intermountain West for more than 60 years. During that same time, Cate Industrial has also provided compressed air solutions for industrial groups. Cate has provided sales, service, parts and equipment rentals for leading manufacturers. Some of the names include Ingersoll-Rand, which produces a range of equipment from compressors compaction rollers; Blaw-Knox, a company that specializes in asphalt pavers; Rosco, a maker of water trucks, among other things, and Glomaco, which produces concrete pavers.

Besides Utah, several bordering states call on the Cate name for quality equipment. Cate has offices in Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming.

Raymond Pitts, a service manager with Cate, said that when the company began servicing the equipment needs of its customers years ago, no one could have predicted the technical evolution of construction and mining machines. He said the development of electronic components, along with efficient fuel and hydraulic systems, has led to highly productive and extremely reliable machines. But he said even with those advances, Cate Equipment has remained committed to providing expert technical service for the products they sell.

Ron Bukovitz, who manages parts operations for the company, said a “machine down” phone call puts everyone on his staff into high gear to get the equipment up and running as soon as possible and they are ready to take calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

So, you can see why so many companies call Cate Equipment for their construction needs.

For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.

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