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News » US » Cat celebrates excavator milestone » published 9 May 2018

Cat celebrates excavator milestone

Caterpillar’s factory in Victoria, Texas, has produced its 10,000th excavator.

Development of the factory began in 2011 and it has grown to have a workforce of more than 450.

Factory manager Chris Heitzmann recalls that South Texans who came in to be interviewed for jobs already had a great impression of Caterpillar as a global manufacturing leader. “They wanted to be part of something big,” he said. “And this was it. They wanted to be on the ground floor, because they knew there would be great opportunities.”

The first excavator was completed in June 2012; the 10,000th excavator is bound for a customer on the East Coast.

 

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This article was published on 9 May 2018 (last updated on 9 May 2018).

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