Caterpillar playing role in economic remaking of
The first year of Caterpillar Inc. in Winston-Salem was filled mostly with sunshine. The $426 million plant officially began a year ago today axle-assembly production for the massive Caterpillar trucks used in the mining industry.
Caterpillar is an important part of the economic remaking of Winston-Salem and the Triad, said Michael Walden, an economics professor at N.C. State University.
The company committed to have 510 total jobs -- 392 full-time and 118 contract workers -- when the 850,000-square-foot plant is at full capacity. Read more.