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Caterpillar laying off 80 workers at NC plant

Caterpillar plans to close its plant in Franklin after the first of the year, putting 80 people out of work.

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.

FIRST ON 3: Brunswick County eliminated from Caterpillar search last week; thousands of jobs...

video 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.

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.

Brunswick Co. leader says ‘large project’ in the works, met with company last week

video 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.

Gov. Perdue sheds some light on plan to draw big employer to Cape Fear

video 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.

Caterpillar met recently with local elected officials, school leaders as site pick nears

video 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.

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