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Altorfer Inc | Diversity Employer

www.altorfer.com

Altorfer Machinery Company was founded on February 4th, 1957 by the late Edward J. Altorfer. Ed had previously worked in the family washing machine business, called Altorfer Brothers Company, in East Peoria, IL. He was introduced to the Caterpillar business by his good friend, Buck Swords, who at that time owned Peoria Tractor and Equipment Company, the Caterpillar dealer in Peoria. At its beginning, Altorfer Machinery Company had stores in Cedar Rapids, IA, Davenport, IA, and Hannibal, MO, and employed about 100 people. Ed enjoyed this business very much, and in 1967 had the opportunity to expand into a second dealership which he called Capitol Machinery Company with stores in Springfield, IL and Champaign, IL.

Ed had four sons, three of whom came into the business after college and several years of employment elsewhere. Bruce joined Altorfer in 1970, and Jim in 1971. Don joined Capitol in 1971. Richard preferred a career in the investment business and became a stock broker in Cedar Rapids.

The companies continued to grow as Altorfer Machinery acquired the Lift Truck business in 1973, and Capitol Machinery acquired Peoria Tractor and Equipment in 1986.  Both companies continued this growth through the late 1980’s and 1990’s, and on Jan. 1, 1998, they merged into one company, which was named Altorfer Inc.

Ed certainly enjoyed seeing the growth and advancement that he, his family and his company experienced over the more than four decades of his involvement with Caterpillar.

In 2006, Bruce’s son, Derek, also started working at Altorfer Inc. In 2012, Derek was elected as executive vice president of the company, and on February 1, 2017, he was elected to the position of President. This accomplishment marks the company’s successful transition of ownership from the second to the third generation. In 2018, the Altorfer family was able to expand their business again with the acquisition of Patten Industries, Inc., the Caterpillar® dealer in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.

The mission of Altorfer is to live and work by Ed’s motto: “Tell it like it is.” It’s the only way to approach business when you represent a manufacturer whose name is synonymous with quality and integrity. Caterpillar is the world’s largest and most respected heavy equipment manufacturer, and we’re proud to carry the company’s full line of construction and mining equipment, work tools, power systems and lift trucks. In addition to Cat® equipment, we are an authorized dealer for Taylor and Mitsubishi forklifts, JLG telehandlers, FENDT and CLAAS agricultural equipment, and Trail King trailers. We offer sales, rental, parts and expert service for all our equipment lines.

OUR MISSION

Through highly engaged employees, we fulfill the needs of our customers and partners with quality products, solutions, and support. We take a lot of pride in our organization and the products we offer, but ultimately, we exist to serve our customers. Every member of our team works together to meet all your equipment-related needs, taking a ‘can do’ attitude and seeing it through until it’s done. We stand by our products and workmanship, and above all else, we “tell it like it is”.


OUR VALUES

  • SAFETY
  • HONESTY
  • HUMILITY
  • INTEGRITY
  • TEAMWORK
  • COMPASSION

 

ALTORFER CAREERS

As Altorfer Cat continues to expand, so do the opportunities for career growth. We are searching for high-energy, ambitious candidates who are ready to join us in our continued success. Whether you choose a path as a technician, sales representative or administrative professional, advancement opportunities are within your reach.


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Parts Warehouse Specialist, Heavy

Davenport, Iowa

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Parts Warehouse Specialist, Heavy Req No. 2023-4712 Category Warehouse/Parts Location US-IA-Davenport Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Non-Union Division Heavy Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Frid...

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Project Manager

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Project Manager Req No. 2023-4632 Category Engineering Location US-IA-Cedar Rapids Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Non-Union Division Power Systems Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday Overview...

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Urbana, Illinois

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Shop Technician, Heavy Req No. 2022-4302 Category Technicians Location US-IL-Urbana Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Union - 841 Division Heavy Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday, overtime and...

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Senior IT Network Engineer

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Senior IT Network Engineer Req No. 2023-4554 Category Information Technology Location US-IA-Cedar Rapids Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Non-Union Division Corporate Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days M-F 8-5, or as business ...

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Shop Technician, Rental

Champaign, Illinois

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Shop Technician, Rental Req No. 2023-4589 Category Technicians Location US-IL-Champaign Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Union - 841 Division Rental Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, Saturda...

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Shop Technician, Heavy

East Peoria, Illinois

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Shop Technician, Heavy Req No. 2023-4541 Category Technicians Location US-IL-East Peoria Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Union - 399 Division Heavy Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday - Friday, overtim...

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Shop Technician, Heavy

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Shop Technician, Heavy Req No. 2023-4607 Category Technicians Location US-IA-Cedar Rapids Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Non-Union Division Heavy Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday, overtime...

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Field Technician, Heavy

Davenport, Iowa

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Field Technician, Heavy Req No. 2022-4177 Category Technicians Location US-IA-Davenport Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Non-Union Division Heavy Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. Saturdays ...

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Vision Link Technician, Heavy

East Peoria, Illinois

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Vision Link Technician, Heavy Req No. 2023-4542 Category Technicians Location US-IL-East Peoria Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Union - 399 Division Heavy Company Altorfer Inc Working Hours/Days Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, ...

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Field Technician- West Central IL Territory

Clinton, Illinois

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Field Technician- West Central IL Territory Req No. 2023-4570 Category Technicians Location US-IL-Clinton Additional Locations US-IL-Blandinsville Type Regular Full-Time Union or Non-Union Union - 965 Division Ag Company Altorfer Inc Workin...

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