Caterpillar’s Athens Plant Wins State Manufacturer Award

The Athens Banner-Herald reported on Sunday that Caterpillar’s Athens plant has been named Georgia’s large manufacturer of the year!

The award was announced by Governor Nathan Deal at the Governor Awards Luncheon on April 21st.

From the ABH report:

“’Caterpillar is honored to be recognized by Governor Deal of the great state of Georgia as large manufacturer of the year,’ said Todd Henry, head of operations at the Caterpillar facility in Athens. ‘From our first meeting with the state economic development team and subsequent meetings with leaders from Athens-Clarke County, Oconee County, Athens Technical College and Georgia Quick Start, we quickly formed great partnerships and wonderful working relationships that have endured the test of time and paved the way forward for a very rapid and successful ramp-up of the Athens facility.’

Caterpillar opened its local facility in 2013 and currently has 1,700 employees.

The state recognition came just days after Caterpillar was honored as Athens-Clarke County’s Manufacturer of the Year.”

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