Caterpillar to open in Greenwood County.

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Caterpillar, a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, will locate a casting facility in Greenwood County. The company's $13.5 million investment is projected to create 85 new jobs, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce.

To establish this facility, Caterpillar has purchased a 103,000-square-foot building at 108 Corporate Court in Hodges, according to a news release. Slated to come online in early 2019, the facility will produce specialty castings used in a variety of engines and transmissions within the Caterpillar product line and will supplement the production of existing castings elsewhere in the Caterpillar production network.

Caterpillar also makes diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, the news release said.

Hiring will begin immediately and...

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