Comment 74961

By HurtingToromontnotCAT (anonymous) | Posted March 02, 2012 at 13:58:33

Toromont is the Caterpillar distributor in Hamilton and also owns the Battlefield Equipment Rental store in Winona.

The group of people working out of these two locations are, with few exceptions, all residents of the Greater Hamilton area. I have yet to find a group of people who are more focused on the needs of their customers . Based on my experience at Toromont in different roles, I can tell you this. There isn't a single act you or my elected council could enact that would affect Caterpillar in any way. Toromont is a distributor of Caterpillar equipment in the same way that Mohawk Ford is as a distributor of Ford cars. They do not tell Ford to do anything, Ford tells them how it will be and that's the way it works at Toromont.

Did Mr. Merulla suggest similar action against John Deere when they closed their plant in Welland? I cannot find anything that suggests that he did. I stand to be corrected.

When other foreign owned companies in Hamilton were laying off employees and closing operations during the recession. Toromont did not lay off one employee in this area.

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