Local Caterpillar Dealer Thompson Machinery Announces New Store Opening
Construction in Middle Tennessee continues to push forward, enabling Thompson Machinery, the local Caterpillar dealer, to invest $15 million in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. Nashville and its surrounding counties continue to be the darling of the southeast for new residential and commercial construction investment. “Customer demand for new, used and rental machines continues to amaze us all,” stated Chet Kelley, manager at Thompson. “It’s a testament to the strength of our community and the attractiveness of living in Tennessee.”
Kelley has lived in Franklin, Tennessee, since 1999 and has experienced firsthand the evolution of the mid-state area, including the growing traffic gridlock in rush hours. “Growth is good,” he explained, “but it makes travel for everyone a challenge, including our customers. That is why we are excited to announce a new store opening in the coming weeks in Thompson’s Station, just south of Franklin and north of Spring Hill, near Interstate 840 on Columbia Pike. The new location will improve the ease of doing business for all customers south of Williamson and Maury counties.”
The new facility is roughly 10,000 square feet and is specifically designed for Thompson’s Cat Rental Store operations and retail sales of small construction equipment, such as compact track loaders and mini excavators, an industry opportunity segment that is up 25 percent over the prior year in Thompson’s territory.
Kelley will be the store manager at the new Thompson’s Station location. Machine sales representatives will include Michael Ray Montgomery, Brandon Cotter and Roth Nunley. Cat Rental Store sales will be led by Stephen Jolley. The store is expected to be open by the time this issue mails.