Gov. Nathan Deal and Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., announced today at the Capitol that Caterpillar will locate a new manufacturing facility in Clarke and Oconee counties.
The new facility will be part of Caterpillar's Building Construction Products Division (BCP), and when fully operational will have about 1,400 employees and a total investment in Georgia of $200 million.
“This is an extraordinary day for our entire state, and a game-changer for Clarke, Oconee and surrounding counties throughout northeast Georgia,” Deal said in a news release. “The excitement and promise of today's announcement are why we're fighting so hard to make Georgia the No. 1 place in the nation to do business. Caterpillar will find a happy home here, and our state's logistics, workforce, speed and efficiency will give the company an edge in the global marketplace. We appreciate Caterpillar's confidence in Georgia's workforce and continued investment in our state through this new BCP operation.”
Caterpillar will locate its new one-million-square-foot facility on more than 250 acres of a prominent industrial site, commonly known as the “Orkin Site,” that spans Clarke and Oconee counties.