Caterpillar Inc. to open new mining division in Arizona

By Dale Benton
Caterpillar Inc. has announced they are expanding their workforce with a new division in Arizona. The Surface Mining and Technology Division offices, w...

Caterpillar Inc. has announced they are expanding their workforce with a new division in Arizona.

The Surface Mining and Technology Division offices, which will see hundreds of positions moved there from throughout the company, will bring a predicted $600million boost to the southern Arizona economy.

With a new division comes new jobs – over 600 new jobs will be created over the next five years, ranging from executive management to support roles.

Alongside  two other facilities already in the area, Tom Buth, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for Surface Mining and Technology, believes the new division will bring forward the next generation of mining technology and leadership.

He said: “Southern Arizona is a growing region known for a workforce rich in mining, technology and engineering expertise, as well as an attractive quality of life for both families and young graduates”

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