Empire News

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • MACHINES OF GLORY PREMIERES

    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
  • CAT MACHINE IN SKYFALL MOVIE

    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
  • 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
  • Win Tickets to NASCAR

    Want to see Jeff Burton in ACTION at Phoenix International Raceway November 11? You can win two tickets to see the Caterpillar No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car live!       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
  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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
  • Caterpillar Awarded City of Tucson

    Caterpillar has been awarded a contract by the City of Tucson that will be marketed nationally by the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) to supply construction equipment and related services to current and future National IPA participants. The award is the result of a national competitive bid for supplying “Heavy, Equipment, Parts, Accessories, Supplies and Related Services.” read more
  • Win a Party with Mike Rowe

    Caterpillar and Empire want to say thanks for all you do. That’s why we’re holding a contest for you, about you and by you. read more
  • Cat Says Thanks

    Most people never think about how much they depend on the important work of Caterpillar customers. That’s why, in 2012, Caterpillar, Empire and Mike Rowe Works salute you, our customers, and thank you for the world you’ve built for us. read more
  • Empire Southwest Names Contest Winner

     Jim  Latto with DBA Construction Inc., Phoenix, was named Grand Prize Winner in “Get In The Game,” an online promotion sponsored by Caterpillar dealer Empire Southwest. 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
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