Dear Thompson Tractor Forestry Customer:
Thompson Tractor Co., Inc. is Excited to Partner with
Weiler on Purpose-Built Forestry Products
You may have heard that Caterpillar Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell the Cat® purpose-built forestry business to Weiler, Inc. out of Knoxville, Iowa. This is an exciting development and we are pleased to work with Weiler to serve our customers in this important market. Weiler builds great products and we look forward to expanding our successful partnership with them. We expect and promise to ensure a smooth transition for you.
Weiler will design and manufacture purpose-built forestry products out of the existing manufacturing plant and warehouse in LaGrange, Georgia. We anticipate 270 employees currently supporting the purpose-built forestry business will retain employment with Weiler. Caterpillar will continue to provide forestry excavators designed for log loading, processing and other forestry applications, in addition to supplying core Caterpillar equipment to the forestry industry. Thompson Tractor Co., Inc. will continue to support the sales and service for the complete forestry portfolio to include all Weiler built products.
Founded in 2000, Weiler has a long-standing history of successfully manufacturing purpose-built equipment and they currently produce an extensive portfolio of products distributed through the Cat dealer network.
“We have a strong commitment to customer success and a proven track record of working with Cat dealers all over the world,” commented Pat Weiler, owner and founder of Weiler, Inc. “We are an engineering-led company that focuses on reacting quickly to customer needs. Our company structure allows us to make decisions quickly and execute efficiently. We are confident that our existing product line experience, our flexible design and manufacturing strategy, and our dedication to customers provide a strong foundation to successfully serve the purpose-built forestry segment.”
You, our customer, remain our top priority. In this transition period, we will continue to take orders for purpose-built forestry products and support those machines in the field. We are committed to working with Caterpillar and Weiler to ensure the customer service you expect from Thompson Tractor Co., Inc.
Please contact your sales representative or his manager with any questions or concerns. Thompson Tractor is pleased to be your business partner.
Best wishes and thank you.