Empire News

  • Empire Renewable Energy Becomes Licensed PowerParasol® Provider

    Empire Renewable Energy Becomes Licensed PowerParasol®  Provider Alternative energy pioneer to install patented shade structures that produce clean solar energy, create welcoming community spaces and increase customer traffic and sales.  read more
  • Bill is Good News for AZ Highway Contractors

    Arizona contractors, equipment dealers and suppliers are cheering the passage of a highway bill that extends spending levels for federal road, bridge and transit projects. The bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) (H.R. 4348), keeps transit spending at current levels through September 2014. Arizona Caterpillar dealer Empire Southwest joined leaders of the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) in applauding the bill’s passage. The AED, a national organization with chapters throughout the U.S., has sought reauthorization of the nation’s surface transportation programs for more than four years.Test - Summary read more

    What do you get when you set a fleet of Cat® equipment and a team of talented operators and sculptors loose in a giant sandbox? A work of art, a world record—and proof that with Cat power and precision, you can build anything you imagine. “Sand Castle” is the latest in the Built For It™ Trials, a series of Caterpillar short films.  read more
  • Cat Completes Acquisition of Bucyrus

    Driven by a key strategic imperative to expand its leadership and support for customers in the mining read more
  • Empire is now an authorized distributor for all Cat mining products

    Empire announced that they have acquired the expanded Cat mining product distribution and support business throughout Arizona from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC (Cat Global Mining). Empire is now an authorized distributor for all Cat mining products, including the formerly Bucyrus-branded mining equipment, in its service territory. read more
  • Empire Renewable Energy Honored with Top Producer SunPower Award

    Empire Renewable Energy has received the SunPower “Commercial Top Producer of the Year” award for its outstanding sales performance as a SunPower dealer in 2012 in the Southwest and South Central region.  read more
  • Empire Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Empire’s President & CEO Jeff Whiteman, together with the Empire leadership team complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from the bed of a Cat 770 Off-highway Truck.  Watch Jeff challenge Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman, Vice President Pablo Koziner and Group President Stu Levenick! Learn more and donate to ALS http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html read more
  • Win your company name on the Caterpillar No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car

    In a contest that’s sure to get your blood racing, Caterpillar wants to make room for your company name on the Jeff Burton Caterpillar No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. read more
  • New Empire Southwest Facility Will Expand Service Capacity, Employee Count

    Mesa, Arizona, March 29, 2013 – Empire Southwest, LLC recently broke ground on a major new service facility on its Mesa, Arizona campus. The new building will house the Component Rebuild Center (CRC) shop and a significant portion of Empire’s product support operation. More than 50 new service and support employees will be added when the facility opens in 2014, and the company projects that up to 175 additional employees may be needed within six years. read more
  • Jeff Burton Event Preview

    Jeff Burton will race Chassis No. 355 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable at this week’s AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized three times last season at Darlington Raceway (start-24th, finish-33rd), Kansas Speedway (start-16th, finish-25th) and Chicagoland Speedway (start-22nd, finish-15th). Its only appearance of the 2012 season came at the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May where Burton scored a top-10 finish (eighth) after posting a top-five qualifying effort. read more
  • Empire Ranks Top Among Private Companies

    Empire ranked among the top 10 privately held businesses in the 2013 Phoenix Business Journal’s Book of Lists. More than 2,000 companies appear in the annual publication. Empire ranked in a total of six categories read more
  • Empire Featured on No. 31 Cat Race Car

    Cat Mining Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway -  Jeff Burton will pilot chassis No. 329 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the November 13, 2011 312 lap affair. read more
  • Caterpillar Unveils First Hybrid Excavator

    In its continued commitment to introduce products that bring the most value to customers, Caterpillar unveiled the first model in its new line of hybrid excavators. The Cat 336E H is the company’s first machine to use a novel hydraulic hybrid technology developed internally by Caterpillar. Field tests have demonstrated this machine will significantly lower customers’ owning and operating costs. read more
  • Cat to present largest exhibit at MINExpo 2012

    No matter what their interests—surface or underground, hard rock or soft rock—MINExpo visitors will find the machines and technology at the Caterpillar exhibit to help them mine and move minerals safely and productively. In the center of Central Hall, booth 6229, the largest exhibit space at MINExpo, Caterpillar will showcase the broadest line of mining and materials handling equipment available—and backed by the most extensive and capable product support team in the worldwide mining industry. read more

    Two iconic brands – James Bond and Caterpillar Inc. – join together for the 23rd Bond adventure, SKYFALL. The Bond films are known for action-packed opening sequences, and in SKYFALL part of the thrilling sequence features James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, operating a Cat excavator. Of course only the British Secret Service agent does it on a train that’s barreling down the tracks through the Turkish countryside. read more
  • Empire Portal Promotion Targets Construction Equipment Users

    Mesa, Arizona, 9 1 11 – “Get In The Game,” a promotion hosted on the new Empire Portal, is giving away merchandise and gift cards weekly through December 31, 2011 to encourage contractor visits to the portal.  “Get In The read more
  • Empire Customer Receives Keys to First Cat 988K Wheel Loader

    The Aurora, Illinois Caterpillar facility welcomed Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman and Empire Southwest to a customer appreciation event for Caterpillar's first 988K Large Wheel Loader (LWL) customer, Superstition Crushing. The event also marked the 50th Anniversary of the 988 LWL, with the K-series representing the seventh-generation.   read more

    In the new competition series MACHINES OF GLORY, three crews of the highest-skilled machine operators battle it out using Cat equipment to determine who emerges as kings and queens of the construction job site. read more
  • Empire Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Empire is supporting the fight against breast cancer.  This month, all proceeds from counter sales of pink CAT license plates, baseball caps and other items will be donated to breast cancer research. read more
  • Caterpillar Ships 500th D7E Track-Type Tractor with Electric Drive

    Caterpillar has shipped the 500th D7E Track-Type Tractor from the company’s East Peoria, Illinois facility. More than 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel saved to date. read more
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