July 2011, Vol. 238 No. 7


Caterpillar To Expand Hydraulic Excavator Facility In Texas

Caterpillar Inc. plans to significantly increase its manufacturing capabilities and capacity for hydraulic excavators that will be produced at a facility under construction in Victoria, TX. In August 2010, Caterpillar announced that it would build the excavator plant, investing about $130 million to open the state-of-the-art, 850,000-square-foot operation. Work is under way and plans now include an additional $70 million investment in the Victoria area that will include another 200,000 square feet. The new investment will increase excavator capacity beyond the original plans and will include the addition of selected fabrication manufacturing for excavator production. The expan

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