VIDEO: Meet Joe Horner, MRTE, Equipment World Contractor of the Year Finalist

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We'd like to introduce you to MRTE of Great Falls, Montana, one of our 2021 Equipment World Contractor of the Year finalists.

Started in 1988 by Joe Horner Sr. and Joe Horner Jr., MRTE now has 45 employees and $8 million to $10 million in annual revenues. MRTE stands for Missouri River Trucking and Excavating and is involved in several aspects of construction including site work, commercial and private work, ready-mix concrete and aggregates production, and paving and trucking.

Joe Jr. has led the firm for several years and talks here about the impact the pandemic had on this firm and on how construction is not a 9-to-5 job. 


The Equipment World Contractor of the Year program, now in its 21st year, has been sponsored by Caterpillar since its start. Each year the program recognizes 12 contractors who display the highest standards of business acumen, equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement.

Applications for the 2022 Equipment World Contractor of the Year program are being accepted through November 19th. Click here to learn more.