Cat Closing Mining Facility
In another casualty of the slumping mining equipment markets, Caterpillar said it will to close its Kilgore, Texas manufacturing operations by year-end. The Kilgore facility makes dippers and ballast boxes used in mining shovels. The production of ballast-boxes will shift to Caterpillar's plant in South Milwaukee, Wis., while dippers will be moved to a plant in Wamego, Kan.
Caterpillar acquired the Kilgore plant as part of its 2011 purchase of Bucyrus International.