News for Immediate
Oct. 8, 2013
Governor Corbett Tours Caterpillar Facility;
Meets with Employees Who Will Continue to Work in York
York – Governor Tom
Corbett today visited Caterpillar Inc.’s York Distribution Center to praise the
company’s commitment to its workforce through new investments, securing
employment for 200 workers at the site.
“Our workforce is the engine that is driving our state to
economic prosperity,” Corbett said. “The tenacity and dedication of our workers
is one of the reasons we’ve been able to, over the last two and a half years,
create more than 130,000 new private-sector jobs.”
week, Caterpillar announced it will remain at its 1.1 million-square-foot
facility in Springettsbury Township, York. The company will purchase and
modernize the York Distribution Center to enhance Caterpillar’s capabilities to
meet customer needs. The project will reaffirm the company’s commitment to the
region and secure the jobs of 200 workers.
are excited the decision was made to invest in the existing facility,” said
Facility Manager Jim Paprocki. "We have a very talented and committed
group of employees here, and we are anxious to get started on the work
announcement comes on the 60th anniversary of Caterpillar’s presence in York
County. In 1953, Caterpillar opened the parts distribution center as one of the
largest and most modern distribution centers in the United States, using
technology such as an automated crane system and computerized inventory
this facility celebrates its 60th anniversary, we stand with
Caterpillar and the workers to hopefully kick off the beginning of the next 60
years,” Corbett said.
more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress
possible and driving positive change on every continent. Caterpillar is the
world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and
natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial
Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services
and Progress Rail Services.
Roberts, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kratz, DCED; 717-783-1132