LPA Marine, a fourth-generation family business based in Peaks Island, ME, has won a new Caterpillar CT660 vocational truck. Cat gave away the CT660 as the grand prize in its “Win a Cat Truck” contest, which drew more than 300 entries and 47,500 votes.
“We have always struggled to find a truck that can match Caterpillar's balance of good design, reliability and durability,” said LPA Marine's Coley Mulkern in his contest entry, a video that showcased how the company uses Cat equipment and engines to serve the communities and islands that make up coastal Maine. “We think Caterpillar can do for our trucks what it has consistently done for our marine and excavating equipment.”
Founded as a barging company in 1967, LPA Marine operates two Cat-powered landing crafts that deliver cargo between the New England coast and working public and private islands and coastal properties. The company also has a construction arm.
“We received many great submissions, but when you watch LPA Marine's video, it's easy to understand why this entry garnered more than 3,000 votes from the general public,” said George Taylor, director of Cat's on-highway truck group.