Executives of a steel fabricator say they plan to add more than 150 jobs over the next three years at its Dawson County plant to supply parts for a new Caterpillar production facility near Athens.
Impulse Manufacturing will produce parts for several small excavators that will be produced at the new Caterpillar plant. The parts will be shipped by truck each day to the Caterpillar plant, where they will be assembled.
Karl Baysden, director of sales and marketing for Impulse, said the company was chosen after a nationwide search for fabricators as a supply source by Caterpillar.
The 850,000-square-foot Caterpillar plant is expected to directly employ 1,400 workers once it is fully operational.