Caterpillar Relocating From Illinois To Texas
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Caterpillar is leaving its longtime home of Illinois for North Texas. The world’s largest construction equipment maker announced today it was in its best business interest to move from Deerfield to Irving, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. CEO Jim Umpleby says the move will also help customers build a better, more sustainable world. Caterpillar has been in Illinois since 1910. The North Texas move should start this year.