A New Chapter for C.A.T. Inc. and Green Transportation
Vaudreuil-Dorion (Quebec), June 20, 2016 – Daniel Goyette, President of C.A.T. Inc., Dominique Anglade, Quebec’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Sarah Carabias-Rush Dallas Regional Chamber Representative, were proud to announce today at noon that the Quebec transportation company is opening a brand new office in Dallas.
“We at C.A.T are very excited about opening this new office in Texas, which will allow us to support our current operations from our Laredo, TX office. Dallas is already a strategic point in terms of the customer base we have there, as well as the potential to develop it further. It is with great pleasure that we have added Guy Byars to our team to help us support this new operation,” said the president of the company, which has been based in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Canada, near Montreal, since 1978. Some of the benefits of C.A.T.’s arrival include the company’s excellent initiative in terms of green transportation.
“In 2015, we became the first company to use trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). We even had our first CNG public refueling station built at our location in Coteau-du-Lac, Canada, in collaboration with Gaz Métro, Ryder and Gain Clean Fuel. This is the first CNG public refueling station in Canada. It is available to everyone and allows us convert part of our fleet. About a hundred of our 325 trucks are powered by compressed natural gas. It accounts for almost a third of C.A.T.’s entire truck fleet,” said Daniel Goyette, President. The next step will be to convert the entire fleet.
A Major Acquisition
Every month, C.A.T. Inc. completes about a hundred trips from Canada to Texas and Mexico. The new office will employ about five people. The Dallas Regional Chamber is pleased to welcome the company to the Dallas Region and looks forward to growing its relationship with Quebec companies in the years ahead. “As part of our new strategic plan, we are focused on strengthening our ties with international countries and corporations that want to expand operations or establish a presence in our region,” said Sarah Carabias-Rush, Vice President for International Economic Development at the Dallas Regional Chamber. “C.A.T. is the latest Canadian company to locate an office in the Dallas Region, and we see lots of opportunities for more to follow. We believe there is no better place in America to live, work, and do business than in the Dallas Region,” Carabias-Rush said.
This is also a major announcement for the Quebec Government, since the transportation company represents one of the crowning jewels of the Quebec economy.
“The opening of a new C.A.T. office in Dallas will help to further strengthen trade relations between Quebec and Texas, at a time when we are working to increase our presence in the North American markets. Note that since 2014, Texas has been Quebec’s most important business partner. C.A.T is a true success story in the green transportation sector and a major asset in achieving our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Dominique Anglade, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
C.A.T. Inc. was named one of the Best Managed Companies in Canada in 2015 because of its outstanding business performance and its sense of innovation. The Best Managed program recognizes companies that are owned and operated by Canadians that have demonstrated a sense of strategy, skill and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
About C.A.T. Inc.
Founded in 1978, C.A.T.’s main objective has been to offer superior transportation services between Canada and the United States. In 1984, C.A.T. extended transportation services to Mexico.
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