Holt of California, over 80 years of helping customers!
The Stockton Wheel Company was established by Benjamin and Charles Holt.
The first Holt "link belt" combined harvester was sold, replacing unreliable mechanical geared harvesters.
Benjamin Holt unveiled his version of the steam traction engine with new, patented steering clutches.
The Stockton Wheel Company was incorporated as The Holt Manufacturing Company.
Benjamin Holt tested a steam powered machine that moved on self-laying tracks instead of wheels. He named this invention the "Caterpillar".
The Holt Manufacturing Company merged with the C.L. Best Tractor Company to form the Caterpillar Tractor Company.
Marysville Tractor & Equipment Co. was formed as a Caterpillar dealer by Daniel W. Beatie to cover Marysville, California.
Roseville facility in Placer County was opened by Marysville Tractor.
Holt Bros. was formed as a Caterpillar dealer by Parker M. Holt and Harry D. Holt to cover Santa Maria, California.
Holt Bros. gave up Santa Maria territory to Joseph G. Moore Company and took over the Stockton, California territory from L.F. Grimsely, Inc. which included facilities in Lodi and Tracy.
Marysville Tractor opened a location in Robbins, California.
Ken Beatie became President & General Manager of Marysville Tractor.
Holt Bros. added Modesto territory from Valley Tractor Co., including facilities in Los Banos and Merced. Service territory consisted of six counties in the San Joaquin Valley and although the primary industry was agriculture, logging and construction contributed to yearly sales volume.
Marysville Tractor added Sacramento, Yolo and part of Solano counties to territory (part of Weaver Tractor Co.) with locations in Sacramento and Woodland.
Marysville Tractor & Equipment Co. officially changed its name to Tenco Tractor, Inc. with facilities in Marysville, Robbins, Sacramento and Woodland, California. The name was derived from the ten counties it served. Business rapidly changed from predominantly agricultural to industrial, while maintaining its agricultural base.
Caterpillar's world headquarters building opened in downtown Peoria, Illinois.
Tenco opened new headquarters in Pleasant Grove north of Sacramento.
Gordon Beatie became President of Tenco Tractor.
Tenco Tractor, Inc. took over part of the I.G. Zumwalt Company's territory with facilities in West Sacramento and Williams.
Parker M. Holt and Harry D. Holt retired from Holt Bros. Victor Wykoff, Jr. and Ron Monroe purchased the company and became President/CEO and Executive Vice President, respectively.
Tenco Tractor Inc. and Holt Bros. joined forces to become Holt of California with approximately 500 employees in 11 locations. Ken Monroe became President of the new company.
Caterpillar celebrated their 75th Anniversary.
Caterpillar celebrated 100 years of the track-type tractor. Sales and revenues reached $30 billion.
Holt of California celebrated its 75th anniversary and now has over 700 employees in 14 locations.
Holt opened a Cat Rental Store in Vacaville and an Ag Store in Woodland.