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Caterpillar To Build Engine Facility In China

Posted on November 19, 2010

Caterpillar announced that it will build a manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, to increase its worldwide capacity for large-engine production. The $300 million project will be the company’s largest new engine facility in China, according to Caterpillar.

The engine facility, which will be operational in 2013, will become Caterpillar’s third global source for the company’s 3500 series engines, and will produce engines for customers in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

The company’s large engine center in Lafayette, Ind., will continue to manufacture the series engines among others, focusing on customers outside of the Asia-Pacific region. The new facility will not impact Lafayette employees, Caterpillar said.

The 3500 series engines are designed for use in several industrial applications, such as the oil and gas, marine and electric power industries.

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