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Caterpillar to build new assembly plant in China

Caterpillar Inc. said it will build a new assembly plant in China to produce small hydraulic excavators as the company continues to expand its production capacity in developing regions.

Construction of the plant in Wujiang is expected to begin by the end of the year, with excavator production scheduled to start in 2012. Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment by sales, has supplied the Chinese market with excavators weighing less than eight tons from plants in Xuzhou, China, and Sagami, Japan. Get the full story »

Caterpillar to build excavator plant in Texas

Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest maker of construction equipment, unveiled plans for its fourth U.S. expansion project in two weeks, providing much-needed jobs in a limp employment market while allowing the company to strategically place plants in lower-cost regions.

The new facility, a $120 million plant to make excavator machines in Victoria, Texas, will take on production of some equipment currently made in Illinois and Japan. Get the full story »

Caterpillar breaks ground on new China plant

Caterpillar Inc. said on Monday that it had broken ground in Xuzhou, China, for a plant that would build large excavators and that it had opened a plant there to make small and medium-size excavators.

Excavators are modern-day steam-shovels. They often have buckets and are used by builders to dig in confined areas.
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Caterpillar, Wacker Neuson partner on excavators

Caterpillar Inc. and Wacker Neuson SE, Munich, Germany said today they will work together on the design, manufacture, sale and support of Caterpillar mini hydraulic excavators in the under three-ton category. Get the full story »