MacAllister Machinery Co. Celebrates its 70th Year
INDIANAPOLIS, IN MacAllister Machinery Co., Indiana's Caterpillar equipment dealer, celebrated its 70th year with an event for all employees and their guests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Employees enjoyed a car show, riding in a pace car with professional drivers going 90-plus miles per hour and an equipment rodeo.
The event also included a social hour where guests could sit in racecar simulator for the Indy 500 track. Many other racing type themes were a part of the celebration.
MacAllister Machinery Co., established in 1945, is privately owned by the MacAllister family. Four generations of the MacAllister family participated in the event. P.E. MacAllister is Chairman of the board. Alex MacAllister, fourth generation, is in management training.
Chris MacAllister, President and COO, spoke at the event about their new facilities currently being under construction.
"We have outgrown our facilities at 7515 E. 30th Street where we have been headquartered since 1966," said Chris MacAllister. "The new facility will afford us plenty of room for growth and expansion. Most of our Indianapolis based team will be under one roof, a dynamic that will enhance efficiency, access, teamwork, and communications. Additionally, we remain on the east side of town where we have deep roots."
The 133-acre tract will house MacAllister's new 345,000-square-foot headquarters, and will allow the company to consolidate its heavy equipment shops, parts warehouse, light equipment sales and service, and substantially all of its office and administrative functions. The new site is immediately inside the intersection of I-465 and I-74 east.
MacAllister Machinery, which currently has approximately 500 employees in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area and nearly 1,000 employees statewide, plans to begin hiring for diesel mechanics, truck driving, sales, administrative, and clerical positions immediately.
In addition to Caterpillar equipment, MacAllister sells many other top 50 leading manufacturer brands including AGCO, Lexion, Broderson, Kubota, JLG, Miller, Honda, Allmand, Stihl, Pro-Tec and many more.
Other locations in Indiana for MacAllister include: Beech Grove, Bicknell, Bloomington, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Greensburg, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, Rensselaer, Richmond, South Bend, Terre Haute, and Washington.