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Worth the wait

image L-R: Peter J. Holt, city manager David Morgan, mayor Dale Ross and Corinna Holt Richter turn the first shovel of dirt.

SAN ANTONIO - January 30 was the day HOLT CAT owners and employees have been waiting to attend for over two decades. On this special day the ground was broken on the new 85,000sf facility in Georgetown.






    City officials, Holt employees and other dignitaries came out for their first view of the site and renderings of the new facility to be constructed across from the Georgetown Airport.
    Corinna Holt Richter, HOLT CAT’s president, began the ceremony and welcomed all attendees. Georgetown mayor Dale Ross and city manager David Morgan shared their comments on how great it was working with the HOLT team and their city team who made this project a reality in a very short time-frame.
    CEO Peter J. Holt gave the final comments before the customary turning of the earth.
    “We are hopeful we can get construction completed by mid-year 2019,” said Mr. Holt.  “We knew we needed to be here in Central Texas on the north side of Austin and Georgetown has been the perfect partner to get us here.
    “Finding this site and finding really good partners with the City of Georgetown made it all come together.
    “The economy is booming, the I-35 corridor is booming and the growth is here. The location is perfect and it is dead center in our territory and growth.  We couldn’t be more excited.
    “I do feel pretty quickly both locations will be full.  Meaning the growth is so apparent and the demand so high I just have a feeling that pretty quickly after we open, we will have close to double our employment in the overall Austin area that we have today.”
    Hooker Contracting Co. Inc. of San Antonio is the general contractor for the project. -bd

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