Updated: Caterpillar announces some employment reductions in Victoria

Caterpillar announces employment reductions globally

Updated:

Caterpillar in Victoria has announced employment reductions at the local facility.

“A number of governments continue to classify operations such as Caterpillar’s as essential activity for critical infrastructure. Customers use our machines, engines, generator sets and parts to provide electric and stand-by power for hospitals, grocery stores and data centers; they transport food and critical supplies on the roads and rails; they mine essential commodities and extract the fuels to  enable stable electricity; and much more, a spokesperson wrote in an email. “While our operations have been classified as essential activity, the COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on global economic conditions. We are taking a variety of actions at our global facilities to reduce production due to weaker customer demand, potential supply constraints and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government actions. These actions include some employment reductions at our Victoria, Texas, location.

Caterpillar declined to discuss the number of employees affected.

“We aren’t going to discuss number of impacted people at each location. We are taking a variety of actions globally,” the email stated.

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Updated: Workers at Caterpillar in Victoria returned to work Monday morning. A spokesperson said for temporary shutdowns, time frames vary by location. In Victoria, the temporary shutdown was scheduled for April 14-April 24, 2020.

VICTORIA, Texas – Caterpillar at 7300 Lone Tree Road is classified as an essential operation, but the facility will shutdown temporarily.

“While our operations have been classified as essential activity, the COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on global economic conditions. We are taking a variety of actions at our global facilities to reduce production due to weaker customer demand, potential supply constraints and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government actions. These actions include a temporary facility shutdown at our Victoria, Texas, location,” said Lisa Miller, Media Relations at Caterpillar Inc.

The temporary shutdown starts next week for two weeks.

“A number of governments continue to classify operations such as Caterpillar’s as essential activity for critical infrastructure,” said Miller. “Customers use our machines, engines, generator sets and parts to provide electric and stand-by power for hospitals, grocery stores and data centers; they transport food and critical supplies on the roads and rails; they mine essential commodities and extract the fuels to  enable stable electricity; and much more.”

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Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world – making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.

With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work. That’s the Power of Everyone.

To ensure that our commitment to diversity and inclusion spreads throughout our company, Caterpillar established Employee Resource Groups. Employee Resource Groups connect dedicated employees who share similar life experiences or interests. These groups provide opportunities for personal and professional development, and they help drive innovation, too. Resource Group membership is voluntary and open to all active Caterpillar employees.

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