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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 8:43am

Caterpillar Expansion Adds 200 Jobs

200 jobs and $120 million in investment is on the way to Spalding County, south of Atlanta.

Governor Nathan Deal's office says engine manufacturer Caterpillar is set to make a major investment in its Griffin Engine Center. The Peoria, Ill.-based company will create at least 200 jobs and invest $120 million in machinery, equipment and upgrades to the existing facility.

“As one of the world’s most recognizable and successful brands, Georgia takes a great measure of pride that our state is one of the places Caterpillar calls home,” Gov. Deal said. “Several industries in Georgia and around the world benefit from the Caterpillar operations here, so this investment creates great opportunities not only for the company, but also for the people and communities throughout our state.”

The Caterpillar Griffin Engine Center assembles engines and generator sets for more than six different engine models.

Spalding County and Caterpillar have a long-standing relationship resulting from the company’s existing presence in the county, including the Perkins Engine facility, along with several other facilities located around Georgia.


Governor's office press release