Cat to Close Virginia Mining Plant

November 20, 2013

This time, it's Pulaski, Va., as Caterpillar closes yet another mining plant in response to the downturn in the mining industry.

Reuters reports the planned shutdown of the Pulaski plant, which makes coal haulers, among other equipment, is expected to be completed by mid-2014. It will affect 240 jobs. Cat has already closed a facility in Kilgore, Texas, and laid off workers in Decatur, Ill., and South Milwaukee, Wis.

Source: Reuters