Caterpillar to Move Jobs from Joliet, IL, to Mexico

The announcement comes just two months after the company first went public about a possible move from the Joliet area.

📅   Tue March 24, 2015 - National Edition
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The Herald News is reporting that Caterpillar Inc. has announced the company will move forward with a plan that includes the loss of 230 jobs from the Joliet plant and the move of two production lines to Mexico, according to a company statement released last week.

The announcement comes just two months after the company first went public about a possible move from the Joliet area. A decision was expected by this month.

"The company has since completed all analysis and determined to remain cost competitive, it must move forward with the transition," the statement read.

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