Caterpillar Confirms Layoff of 150 Employees at Illinois Plant

May 6, 2015



Caterpillar Inc. confirmed Friday it is conducting a layoff of 150 full-time production jobs at its Decatur, Ill., plant in response to weak demand for mining equipment.

Company officials said the layoffs of the workers are expected to begin May 11. The plant makes heavy trucks used in mining, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.