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Client Feature: TriStar Inc.

Reforestation firm achieves dramatic growth with Cat® equipment. After two devastating forest fires that swept through and destroyed more than a million acres of beautiful Ponderosa pine in northern Arizona, local industry teamed with environmentalists to proactively protect their forests through a massive reforestation and woodland management initiative.

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Niche formula results in 1,200 jobs per year. By staying with what it does best, Bryco Asphalt Milling doesn’t try to compete with larger asphalt contractors. Instead, the Phoenix area contractor has carved out a niche by performing many small milling jobs—about 1,200 per year—and doing them fast.

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Sustainable approach helps trail builder succeed. When Matt Woodson’s crews are pioneering a trail 20 miles deep in isolated mountain backcountry, the last thing they want to encounter is an equipment breakdown.

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Contractor resurrects masonry business with Cat® equipment.   Three years ago, Dean Fence was for all intents and purposes, out of business. The once-thriving land development company with 600 employees—like many—was a casualty of the recession, as housing development in the Valley of the Sun ground to a halt in 2009. But before it ceased operations, the Phoenix area company had developed an excellent reputation for building walls around residential developments, and former customers continued to call Dwayne Dean to the point where he decided to resurrect the business.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.  

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