A message from Chris MacAllister, President and CEO of MacAllister Machinery, in recognition of the company’s 75th anniversary.
Hi, I’m Chris MacAllister, President and CEO of MacAllister Machinery Company, your friendly neighborhood Caterpillar dealer.
On June 2, 1945 E.W. MacAllister journeyed to Peoria, Illinois to sign a sales and service agreement with Caterpillar Tractor Company. He gave up the Allis Chalmers line and MacAllister Machinery Company was born. His decision to switch manufacturers demonstrated good judgement, because Allis Chalmers is gone.
E.W. was a crackerjack salesman and a loyal, caring employer who looked after his people. He was a man of great integrity and strong character. He was also very good with customers and treated them so well that they returned, over and over. These qualities framed the culture of his early organization. His son P.E. amplified those qualities and they continue to shape how MacAllister and Michigan Cat folks think, act, and work today.
As the company celebrates its 75th anniversary, it’s appropriate to recognize those of you who have made it what it is.
To all of my teammates, I say thank you for your dedication to the business, your hard work and your good results. To all of our customers, I also say thank you for your business and your trust. I hope we have earned both, and pledge that we will continue to do so. And to our loyal suppliers, especially Caterpillar, thank you for your confidence, the terrific products and services you provide and your partnership over the years. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to work with all of you. And I hope we can continue to do so and reach that magic 100-year mark!