CFCC engine program gets heavy-duty donation
The Marine Engine Technician Program at Cape Fear Community College just got a leg up on the competition. The program got two 6,000-pound boat engines today for students to break down and rebuild. Wed, 02/29/2012 - 5:08pm
FIRST ON 3: Brunswick County eliminated from Caterpillar search last week; thousands of jobs to Georgia
Caterpillar will not call southeastern North Carolina its new home. Brunswick County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Jim Bradshaw says Brunswick County was eliminated from the selection for a proposed manufacturing plant back on February 7, but officials chose to keep that decision quiet until now. Sat, 02/18/2012 - 3:00am
Caterpillar to build plant in Georgia, create 4,200 jobs
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal confirmed that Caterpillar plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Georgia, a project company officials say will create more than 4,200 US jobs. Fri, 02/17/2012 - 3:41pm
Brunswick Co. leader says ‘large project’ in the works, met with company last week
Word of whether Brunswick County will be the new home for Caterpillar is still under wraps, but one county leader has confirmed a big project is currently in the works. Fri, 02/10/2012 - 2:39am
Gov. Perdue sheds some light on plan to draw big employer to Cape Fear
Gov. Bev Perdue says she met with a big employer last week about setting up shop in our region, but details are still very hush-hush. Thu, 02/09/2012 - 9:57pm
Caterpillar met recently with local elected officials, school leaders as site pick nears
School officials in New Hanover County say Caterpillar talked to them and Brunswick County educators recently to discuss their schools. Why here? In an e-mail to Peoria County, IL, Caterpillar reportedly said it wants to move the factory closer to its facility in Cary and wants better port access. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 8:19pm