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Giles & Ransome Inc., a fourth-generation family-owned business and the fifth largest family-owned business in its area in Pennsylvania, is a Cat® dealer that boasts a woman president and fourth-generation owner, as well as women in numerous roles throughout the company.
Kristin Bromley-Fitzgerald, great-granddaughter to the business’s founder and daughter to current chairman, Wayne Bromley, feels the future of women in construction is bright, noting the construction business will see more diversity.
According to the article, at Ransome Cat, women work in a variety of key roles, from inventory control, administration, service, and warranty to the oil lab and finance. All of these positions are critical to the success of the business.
“I have to give a lot of credit to Caterpillar, who has always been a significant influence on my career. They too are very focused on diversity and inclusion because this drives new ideas and innovation for the company. Caterpillar is very supportive and encouraging of women in key roles in the dealer network as well as within their own organization. They believe that this is a competitive advantage for them,” Bromley-Fitzgerald said in the article.
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