New Thompson Cat Rental Store to hold grand opening May 24

Robert Noles/Opelika Observer

Special to the
Opelika Observer

Thompson Tractor Company, one of the nation’s largest and oldest Caterpillar dealers, announced that it will open a new Thompson Cat Rental Store May 24 in Opelika.
The new location is at 508 Columbus Parkway, and replaces the former Auburn store.
“For 60 years, Thompson has taken pride in offering our customers the very best value in equipment, parts and service. This tradition continues in our new Opelika Cat Rental Store where we will provide the finest in CAT equipment for sale or rent, and the expertise and genuine Cat parts to service that equipment,” said Thompson Tractor President Mike Thompson.
Opelika Store Manager Kelso Hamilton, added that the new location will serve a broad spectrum of the community’s needs.
“The Thompson Cat Rental Store in Opelika will continue to sell and rent equipment such as aerial and boom lifts, compressors and pumps, compaction and other equipment our customers need to be successful. We are excited to inform our customers that Massey-Ferguson, Mahindra and Toro branded equipment will be available also at this store for sale and for rent. You now have a broad range of products in brands you know and trust,” Hamilton said.
The store will be open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended hours on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Founded in 1957, Thompson Tractor Company is based in Birmingham. The company is the full-line Caterpillar dealer for Alabama and northwest Florida.
The company specializes in sales and service of Caterpillar products, including earthmoving, construction and materials handling equipment, along with diesel engines used for electric power generation, on-highway and marine propulsion applications.


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