Caterpillar Celebrates Grand Opening of Hydraulic Excavator Facility in Victoria, Texas
“This new facility in Victoria will help us better serve our customers in North America and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to meet some of our newest employees and to see first hand a factory that I am sure will be among the very best we have anywhere in the world,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman.
Prior to taking part in the grand opening ceremony, Oberhelman toured the new facility with leaders from Caterpillar’s Excavation Division and with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
“Caterpillar’s ongoing investment in the Lone Star State is proof positive that the low taxes, reasonable regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce we’ve worked hard to foster continue to attract world-class employers to create jobs and opportunity here in Texas,” Perry said. “We’re proud to welcome this new facility and the hundreds of jobs it supports to Victoria, and wish Caterpillar continued success.”
When operating at full capacity, the new Victoria facility will more than triple the current capacity of hydraulic excavators produced by the company in the United States.
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