Empire Southwest is committed to treating customers, employees and everyone we deal with in a fair and ethical manner. That commitment is reflected in the Empire Values — the cornerstone for every decision made on behalf of the company.
Safety: Empire employees know that a safe work environment is essential to the health and well-being of everyone. At Empire, “Safety First” is more than a slogan. It is a personal commitment to preventing unsafe conditions of any kind, and a pledge to employ safe practices every day in the work place. For more detailed information about our core value of safety please click here.
Integrity: is about adherence to a code or principle. In our case, that principle is honesty — honesty in our word, in our message and in our deeds. The strong customer, supplier and employee relationships we’ve developed and value so highly are based on our long-standing integrity as a company.
Respect: Empire people believe in enhancing and building self-esteem and self-worth, in showing care and consideration for others.
Teamwork: At Empire, we work as a team, not as a collection of individuals. We see ourselves as “stakeholders” involved in achieving a common goal. This sense of teamwork is an integral part of what makes Empire an enjoyable, energized, upbeat and satisfying company to work for and with.
Excellence: We have a reputation for excellence — in the services we provide, the products we sell, in the way we do things. We look for ways to continually improve our individual and collective performance. Empire people are never satisfied with “good enough.”
Stewardship: is about “adding to” rather than “taking from.” It’s about enhancing the assets entrusted us; human, intellectual and capital. It’s about taking care of our people, protecting the environment and giving something of value back to the communities in which we live and work.
Astonishment: is going the extra mile to satisfy a customer, doing the unexpected, exceeding his expectations. Empire people do this because they enjoy doing it. It makes us a special kind of company to do business with and keeps our customers loyal and highly satisfied.
Empire Southwest consists of five operating divisions:
Empire Machinery: sells, rents and provides product support for Caterpillar equipment from 380-ton mining trucks to 5500-lb skidsteer loaders. Empire also carries products from over 50 brands including AGCO, Allmand, Broce, Challenger, Gomaco, GMC, Harlo, JLG, LeeBoy, Lexion, Mega, O&K, SafeLites, Trail King, United, and Yamaha.
Empire Power Systems: sells, rents and provides product support for the Cat engines: those used to provide power for electricity generation, water pumping and other industrial applications as well as those used in on-highway trucks.
Empire Transport: has 48-state authority to haul heavy equipment and other oversize loads for other Empire divisions and a wide range of customers. In addition, this division operates an express delivery service.
Empire Precision Machining: houses one of the most complete machining operations in the West. This shop can handle massive components weighing up to several tons and is ISO 9001 Certified.
Empire Hydraulic Service: specializes in repairing and refurbishing all brands of heavy equipment hydraulic systems, including pumps, rods, and hoses. EHS is ISO 9001 Certified.
The Whiteman Foundation
Company founder Jack Whiteman believed that business has a fundamental responsibility to support and enhance the communities it serves. In 1961 he established the Edna Rider Whiteman Foundation – now known as the Whiteman Foundation. For the next several decades, the foundation invested primarily in the arts, higher education and a variety of community organizations.
Each year, Empire Southwest commits at least two percent of its pretax profits to charity: one percent to the Whiteman Foundation and one percent to a sister foundation. Foundation beneficiaries have included community and family organizations like the East Valley Child Crisis Center, the Children’s Action Alliance, youth foundations, early education initiatives, medical research and select school programs.
In 2000, the Whiteman Foundation shifted its emphasis to early childhood development and issues that affect child welfare. It continues to support a number of child-related initiatives and programs, and is a partner in Educare Arizona, an early education initiative to ensure the healthy development of all Arizona children.
For more details about the Whiteman Foundation and contact information visit www.whitemanfoundation.com.
In 2009, Empire Southwest launched Empire Truck & Trailer (ET&T) for the sales and support of on-highway vehicles and associated equipment. ET&T offers new and used truck and trailer sales, bumper-to-bumper service and support at six locations. Visit www.empire-tnt.com for complete lists of services, used inventory, locations and more!
Empire Southwest formed a strategic alliance with Sitech Southwest, Arizona’s dealer for Trimble, Apache, Crain, Seco and Laserline products in 2007. As an independent Trimble dealer, Sitech has provided jobsite technology products and service for more than 25 years. Learn more at www.sitechsw.com!