Louisiana Cat (Louisiana Machinery Co.) is synonymous with progress in our region, and the importance of their role in building the Louisiana of tomorrow is without question.
Fortunately for Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), Louisiana CAT’s commitment to our region goes far beyond our roads, waterways, and construction sites.
As the stateside dealer for Cat equipment in Louisiana, Louisiana CAT began in 1933 as the Louisiana Tractor and Machinery Company, and now has 21 locations across the state.
Over the years, Louisiana CAT has supported their customers during levee construction, petroleum site development, interstate highway construction, land clearing, and lock and dam construction. Now, Louisiana CAT has now turned its attention to constructing the best workforce for the region possible.
BRCC has benefited from a strong partnership with Louisiana CAT, specifically in support of the college as a Center for Excellence in Transportation Technology.
Louisiana CAT has worked with the BRCC Foundation to donate mission critical equipment to the diesel training facilities in BRCC’s new John W. McKay, Jr. Automotive Training Center, set to open this fall. Students enrolled at the center will be able to obtain hands-on experience in the lab with the same diesel equipment they will encounter in the workplace.
“If something new is being built in Louisiana, you can bet that Louisiana CAT is going to be involved,” said Philip L. Smith, Jr., vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement at BRCC.
As part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System celebration of 50 Businesses in 50 Days, BRCC is proud to honor Louisiana CAT as a true ally in the college’s commitment to student success.