Caterpillar Opens New Machinery Facility to Expand its Global Mining Operations
8 August 2010
Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of mining equipment has announced the construction of a manufacturing and assembly plant in North Carolina. This new facility is being built in Winston-Salem in order to increase the companies operations in mining across the globe. It will be filled with state-of-the-art machinery for the assembly, testing and painting of axle assemblies for mining machines.
Work will commence on this 850,00 square foot construction in November 2010. The facility is expected to begin production in the first quarter of 2012 and will employ roughly 400 people when it is at full operational capacity.
Hans Haefeli, Vice President of Caterpillar’s Advanced Components and Systems Division said, "Globally competitive companies realize our tremendous workforce, custom training programs and top-ranked business climate will allow them and their employees to thrive in North Carolina."
The move reflects Caterpillar’s long-term expansion plans to increase mining truck capacity and production in its various other facilities located in other parts of the world.
Mr Haefeli added, "We look forward to establishing our new lower powertrain facility in Winston-Salem, which will allow us to substantially increase our capacity, improve process capability, flexibility and flow of our operations.”