STUDENT TECH PUTS SKILLS TO THE TEST

When Caterpillar announced they were looking for student technicians to participate in their Cat Trial 10 video series, Western States Cat Technician Program student Diego Hill knew he was up for the challenge.

BREAKING GROUND AT LIBERTY LAKE

Western States Cat officially broke ground on our new facility in Liberty Lake, Washington on February 16, commemorating the company’s 65th anniversary as a Caterpillar dealer.

SUPPORTING THE SPOKANE COMMUNITY

After hosting annual fundraiser events for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery for the last few years, the Spokane team was recently recognized by the non-profit for their contributions.

PAVING TRAINING GOES VIRTUAL

When COVID concerns made large in-person events impossible, Western States and Caterpillar teamed up to bring paving crews a successful virtual event.

EMPLOYEE FEATURE: LINDA MONETTE

At seven years old, Linda Monette knew she wanted to work for Western States. Now celebrating her 35th year with the company, Linda says she’s proud to be part of a team that’s committed to safety.

A SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY BIKE DRIVE

For the first three weeks of December our Fruitland, Meridian and Caldwell stores collected new and gently used bike donations for Boise Bicycle Project’s annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway. 

EMPLOYEE FEATURE: PAUL BARGER

From flying excavators to embracing the company culture, Missoula, Montana-based Welding Technician Paul Barger has seen a lot in his 40 years with Western States.

BE A LIGHT CHALLENGE

The Caldwell Night Rodeo in Caldwell, Idaho wanted to encourage others to do good in their communities. When they tagged us in their #BeALight campaign on social media, Western States was proud to step up to the challenge.

A SUCCESSFUL SWEEPSTAKES

In a typical year most Western States stores hold a barbeque lunch for all of their customers. As events were cancelled due to the pandemic, it became clear that we needed to find a new way to show our appreciation for our customers and spread some good will.

EMPLOYEE FEATURE: JOE CALLACO

With 12 years working out of the Jackson store, Joe Callaco is an expert on being a team player.