Caterpillar expanding SC operation

AIKEN - The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that a Newberry plant plans to add an additional 500 jobs over the next few years.

Caterpillar, a diesel generator manufacturing plant, opened in Newberry in 2006, and plans to increase its production leading to more manufacturing jobs at its plant, according to a press release from the department of commerce. The additional production would be of gensets that provide backup power to retail operations, homes, farms and municipal applications.

The company plans to begin hiring in the coming months. Individuals interested in job opportunities are encouraged to visit



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