SAN ANTONIO – Holt Cat broke ground Tuesday on a $20 million expansion to its corporate headquarters.
The 84,000-square-foot expansion will consolidate administrative and corporate functions at the building at 3302 South W.W. White Road.
Holt Cat General Manager Peter John Holt said the expansion is part of an ongoing project.
"We've hired an additional 30 people, and the building is actually built to have 40 percent growth in the building," Holt said.
Company officials said it will also create 195 headquarter jobs.
Holt said the company, which specializes in sales, rental and service for Caterpillar machines, is committed to economic development in San Antonio.
“Holt Cat is a great example of what economic development can and should be in San Antonio," Mayor Ivy Taylor said. "Holt Cat has chosen to reinvest in this community, expand its workforce and continue to contribute to the quality of life of San Antonians.”
Holt Cat has been in the San Antonio area since 1904.
"We are proud to show our continued investment in the San Antonio community,” Holt said. "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.” Holt will continue its strong commitment in serving the communities and businesses across Texas from the Red River to the Rio Grande, where Holt has been a dealer for more than 80 years."
Editor's Note: KSAT 12 intern Selina Nadeau contributed to this article.