Merger Announcement

Cashman Equipment Transitioning Ownership to Empire Southwest


Two high-performing Caterpillar dealers will join forces to create stronger service and support to their customers in the Southwest


Henderson, NV, Nov. 14, 2022 /BUSINESS WIRE/

Cashman Equipment Company (Cashman), founded by James Cashman Sr. during the construction of Hoover Dam in 1931, is announcing that our company will be acquired by our neighboring Cat® Dealer to the South, Empire Southwest, of Arizona at the end of December 2022. During our long tenure of 91 years, our team has grown to over 1,100 highly talented and dedicated employees, partnering with our customers to find the best solutions for their business needs.

The company expanded from Southern Nevada to include most of Northern Nevada and portions of several California border counties in the early 1960s. Cashman has been led over these nine decades by James Cashman Sr., James Cashman Jr., James Cashman III and most recently, during the last 27 years, by MaryKaye Cashman. Cashman is one of the most successful and highly respected Cat dealerships in North America today, supplying machinery, service, parts, power generation, pumps and rental options, across the full Cat product line.

We are pleased and confident knowing that our customers will continue to receive superior support for all their construction, mining, landscaping and industrial needs from Empire Southwest, as we know they share our values and commitment to providing the Best Customer Experience. Empire Southwest is also a third generation, family-owned business, and was founded in 1950.

Going forward, we are confident that the combination of these two great companies will provide new synergies, great customer satisfaction and very importantly, even more options and enhanced capabilities.

About Cashman Equipment 

Founded in 1931 by James “Big Jim” Cashman, Cashman Equipment is one of the highest-rated Cat® Dealers in North America. A full-service dealership, Cashman provides new and used equipment for sale and rental, as well as high-quality parts and service to construction, paving, mining, truck engine, technology, and power system industries throughout Nevada and the Eastern Sierras. For more information, visit

About Empire Southwest  

Empire Southwest is an authorized Cat® Dealer for heavy equipment and power systems throughout Arizona and Southeastern California. In addition, Empire is a provider of Tier 1 commercial solar products and microgrids, an authorized AGCO equipment dealer representing Fendt and Massey Ferguson, an authorized Trimble dealer through SITECH Southwest, and a premiere distributor of Maintainer, Trail King and other leading truck and trailer brands. The third-generation, family-owned company was founded in 1950 and has over 2,300 employees across 22 locations. Learn more about Empire’s products, services, partnerships, and careers at

Darin Perry

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