The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Newberry County and the Central South Carolina Alliance Tuesday announced that the Caterpillar company plans to increase operations at its facility in Newberry County. Caterpillar opened the Newberry generator set facility in 2006 as part of Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division. Caterpillar boasts being the world’s largest manufacturer of high-speed diesel generator sets and engines.
Caterpillar’s expansion plans for Newberry should be completed in the next several years. The company expects employment at the Newberry facility to increase by about 500 people as a result of the capacity expansion project. Caterpillar is making significant capital investment over the next several years in support of the Newberry expansion plan. In a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Joseph Mulay, Newberry facility manager for Caterpillar said, “The expansion of our Newberry operation is part of the Electric Power Division’s strategic global manufacturing plan for better serving our customers.” Mulya said that South Carolina has been an excellent fit for their company, and that they are pleased to be increasing operations at our Newberry facility.