MacAllister CAT

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Our History

Michigan CAT was founded as Michigan Tractor and Machinery Co. in 1944 by Jerrold A. Frost Sr. “Jack” Frost served as Chief Executive Officer until 1971 when his son-in-law, Mark Jung, was elected President. His son, Jerrold M. Jung, was elected president on July 18, 1988 and held this post until January 31, 2011 upon sale to MacAllister Machinery Co. Inc.

MacAllister Machinery is the primary dealer of Caterpillar equipment in Indiana. The combined resources and best practices of both organizations will equate to improved customer service for industries in both states.

The company was initially located in Detroit, Michigan and in 1965, was moved to Novi. In addition to Novi, Michigan CAT has sales and service stores in Brownstown Township, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Lansing, Saginaw, and Shelby Township.

In 1978, the Michigan CAT Power Systems Division, which specializes in the service and sales of diesel and natural gas engines and generator sets manufactured by Caterpillar, Inc., moved into their own building. The Power Systems Division also supports a network of truck dealers who sell and service Caterpillar powered trucks.

Since 1944 Michigan CAT has been servicing, renting and selling construction equipment such as scrapers, agricultural equipment, graders, dozers, excavators, backhoes, and paving machinery as well as engines used to power trucks and generators. We also handle an extensive line of compact construction equipment (CCE) including skid steer loaders, mini excavators, and small wheel loaders as well as aggregate processing equipment and rents electric-combustion-powered aerial lifts, scissor, and telescopic articulating work platforms.

Our Culture

Michigan CAT

Our people. Our Power. Michigan CAT knows it is only as good as its people, so we equip our company with the best of the best.

We could use someone like you — someone who wants to make a difference within our organization. Someone who enjoys challenges and looks for ways to make things better. Someone who wants unlimited opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

These are the values, behaviors and skills that define our corporate culture:

  • Safety – Safety is paramount: more important than anything else.
  • Win as a team – We will sacrifice individually for the betterment of the team.
  • Customer focused – Customers are the reason we exist.
  • Respectful of others – We treat others how we would like to be treated.
  • We use a balanced scorecard – We balance employee satisfaction, customer loyalty, market share, and profitability.
  • Continuously improving – Every day we improve ourselves, our processes and our results.
  • Productive – We get the job done promptly, correctly, efficiently and on time.
  • Innovative – We solve problems in better and creative ways.
  • Well regarded – We are competent, fair and dependable with high integrity.

CAT Credo Card
  • Bayyinah (Bay) Tucker
    Bayyinah (Bay) Tucker
    Warranty Supervisor, 24 years
    When asked about what Customer Focus means to her, Bay said, “(Customers) matter most… it is important to our culture because it puts us in a better position to help in an honest way.”
  • Cole Thompson
    Cole Thompson
    Field Service Technician, 8 years
    When asked about our Safety culture, Cole said, “Being safe in this line of work is by far the most important thing.”
  • Courtney Stone
    Courtney Stone
    Service Technician, 8 years
    When asked about the importance of Safety to our culture, Courtney said, “…when we have a culture with a safety conscious mindset, we will be able to perform our jobs more efficiently and effectively. (I) perform my job in a manner that will ensure I go home to my family in one piece.”
  • Erin Wharton
    Erin Wharton
    Power System Field Service Supervisor, 10 years
    Erin has this to say about what a Balanced Scorecard means to her, “I am working each and every day to take care of the customer, the technicians and the company. …going over the details of the job to make sure that the work we performed is accurately recorded, details of the job are outlined, and the billing to the customer is correct.”
  • Ethan Gallagher
    Ethan Gallagher
    Technology Support Specialist, 5 years
    Ethan says, “To be "well regarded" for the company is to be competent, fair and dependable with high integrity. We want to be able to give people the best possible experience with us and to also keep our standards high for our work. We can't let ourselves get sloppy or cut corners. If we don't hold ourselves to a high standard then why would our customers want to continue to come back to us.”
  • Jan Guzman
    Jan Guzman
    Software Developer, 7 years
    “The word innovative, to me, means constantly changing for the better. Any adversity encountered when trying new things should be expected… every step back that we take gives us an opportunity to take two steps forward.”
  • JJ Smith
    JJ Smith
    Branch Manager, 13 years
    JJ has this to say about Winning as a Team, “I’ve always enjoyed the strong teamwork culture. We work between other stores, states, and our divisions to provide podium-level service and equipment to our customers. Our successes and failures are about what ‘we’ accomplished as the team. We win as a team and we lose as a team.”
  • Rawson Scheinberg
    Rawson Scheinberg
    Field Service Supervisor, 2 years full-time and 2 summer internships
    “To continuously improve is to avoid complacency, actively embrace change, and never stop learning. By doing those three things on a daily basis, we’re improving internally and enhancing the customer experience as a result. MFC culture is one of a kind, in that it’s unmistakably strong and welcoming, yet always evolving as the company grows.“
  • Wayne Hollins
    Wayne Hollins
    Parts Warehouse Associate—Indy HQ, 5 years
    When speaking about being Respectful of Others, Wayne said, “Treat others as you want to be treated because if you do good, good will come to you.”

Company Benefits

MacAllister Machinery offers competitive salaries and a full line of benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k)—Immediate Eligibility with a 50% Company Match up to 6%
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Basic and optional Life Insurance (dependent upon employment status)
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance (dependent upon employment status)
  • Holidays and paid-time off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-Sponsored-Training Program
  • Company-Provided Uniforms
  • Safety Shoes and Glasses Reimbursement Program
  • Technician-Tool-Purchase Program

Some of the above may be different or inapplicable to Union employees, whose benefits are generally provided through the Local 324 International Union of Operating Engineers and collectively bargained.

Upon consideration of employment a more detailed description of benefits will be provided.


Become A Caterpillar Technician

Are you interested in earning a 2 year Associate’s Degree in Diesel Engine & Construction Technology? In partnership with Caterpillar and Owens Community College in Toledo, OH, MacAllister Machinery sponsors individuals interested in obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Diesel Technology.

MacAllister Technician School

21 Month Training Program – Full-time Paid Opportunity

MacAllister Technician School (MTS) is a 21 month program based out of Indianapolis for individuals to become Equipment Technicians. This school provides extensive classroom and shop training opportunities, organized to provide a smooth, consistent flow of training and education. With over 900 hours of instruction time, this is an intense educational experience involving on-line, classroom, and hands-on practical experiences. Classroom training will be at the Indianapolis and Washington branches, hands-on / shop training opportunities will be held at the employees’ hired location. While enrolled in the school participants are full time employees of MacAllister Machinery performing duties as assigned.

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College Internships

Are you interested in learning more about the world of construction equipment? At Michigan CAT, Michigan Rentals and MacAllister Machinery of Indiana, we have diverse opportunities available in sales, warranty, parts, service, marketing, human resources, information technology, finance and accounting. Our College Interns receive meaningful projects to work on throughout the duration of their internship. You will feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, as we value and appreciate inputs on streamlining process and recommending best practices through your education journey. You will be part of a dynamic team and company culture where your voice is heard and appreciated. The MFC is a team-based collaborative environment and one-of-a-kind company that will provide you the skills you need to be successful.


  • Upon completing your application, you will receive an email confirmation that we have received your information.

  • To be considered for a role at MacAllister Machinery/MacAllister Rental and/or Michigan CAT, you must complete the online process.

  • Yes, you need to apply to all positions for which you would like to be considered, even if it is a position you have applied to previously.

  • If you have not heard from us regarding your application, you can assume your application is still under review or we are still accepting applications before moving to interviews. Please be sure to check your email regularly as we will respond to every application that we receive.

  • Our recruitment team or hiring manager will review all resumes and/or applications that are submitted. We will typically conduct a telephone interview with those candidates that are best suited for the position. If we feel the candidate meets the necessary criteria such as requirements, core competencies and a fit for our culture, the candidate will be referred to an in-person or virtual interview with hiring manager. Depending on the position, you could be invited back for follow-up interviews as well.

  • The process generally takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Please be sure your resume is up-to-date and ready to be uploaded.

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  • Our careers site has the most up-to-date openings. Job boards do not always get updated immediately. If the position is not on our website, it is not available. Be sure to return to our careers site regularly as new positions are posted daily.

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