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Caterpillar Lafayette Closure Confirmed

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Anyone else feel like gagging every time they read "based on Deerfield, Illinois"? Poor management decision driven by Board member Dennis Muilenburg (former Boeing CEO - yes, that one).

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LAFAYETTE CATERPILLAR PLANT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE AMID COVID-19 SPREAD

Lafayette's Caterpillar plant on South Street is set to temporarily close, citing 'customer demand.'
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https://www.wlfi.com/content/news/Lafayette-Caterpillar-plant-to-temporarily-close-amid-covid-19-spread-569043131.html

= Posted: Mar 23, 2020 7:40 PM
Updated: Mar 24, 2020 3:39 AM
Posted By: Trevor Peters

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette's Caterpillar plant on South Street is set to temporarily close, citing "customer demand" amid the coronavirus outbreak.

A company spokesperson released the following statement to News 18:

  • "We are taking a variety of actions at our global facilities to align production with customer demand, including temporary facility shutdowns at our Lafayette, Ind. location."
  • Questions regarding when the closure would take place and whether or not associates would be paid were not answered by the company.
  • The Lafayette Caterpillar Large Engine Center employs more than 1,300 people. The company, based in Deerfield, IL, invested $77.3 million into the Lafayette plant between 2018-19.
  • The announcement makes the second Tippecanoe County manufacturing plant to close its doors as the virus spreads. Subaru of Indiana Automotive shut down operations for a week beginning Monday.
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