Caterpillar, Inc., Expanding And Hiring In Corinth, MS

(Corinth, MS) More jobs are coming to North Mississippi.

Caterpillar, Inc., is investing almost $15 million to expand in Corinth, creating more than 30new jobs.

The company has been in Corinth for more than three decades and is expanding because the work is as dedicated to quality as Caterpillar is.

“The innovation that we have will one day show the world that Mississippi and other states like ours is indeed the place to come,” said Gov. Phil Bryant.

After days of dealing with ice and snow that crippled most of Mississippi, Gov. Bryant was glad to be in the warm confines of Caterpillar in Corinth.

Friday, Governor Bryant helped cut the ribbon on 540,000 square foot building,  where the company will remanufacture the c-175 engine.

The engine, which weighs in excess of 40,000pounds, is used in large mining trucks and generators.

The remanufacturing facility represents a $14.5 million investment by Caterpillar in Corinth and North Mississippi, and will create more than 30new jobs.

“And there’s no doubt in my mind that with best team, and we have that best team, we’re going to serve our customers better than anyone else in the world can do,” said Greg Folley, Vice President of Caterpillar’s Remanufacturing Division.

The remanufacturing plant will bring Caterpillar’s work force to more than 1,300 workers in Alcorn County.

Gov. Bryant says the work force is a reason Mississippi is able to bring new business to the state from locations all over the world.

“We go to China, we go to South America. Vietnam is now even opened for business,” said Gov. Bryant.

Brent McCarty has worked for Caterpillar for 15 years and will manage the new plant.

He says Caterpillar has been able to expand in North Mississippi through the dedication of its “home-grown” employees.

“The opportunity for individuals and the desire to want to come to work and have an accomplishment, I think we call it “get er done,”  is very impressive,” said McCarty.

Some of the new jobs will be filled from with the company, but Caterpillar will also be looking to hire employees with manufacturing experience.

If you are interested you can apply online at www.caterpillar.com/en/careers.html.

4 comments

  • Don

    Do you wonder why Corinth was picked for a place to go for Caterpillar instead of Memphis?
    It is simply the fact that Corinth has a Mayor instead of a self serving Cheshire Cat.

  • Gerry Whitehurst

    The reason Corinth was chosen is because Cat already owns a Companies Plant which left to go to Tupelo and they needed to use the space for something. I suspect that the whopping 30 jobs being raved about will come out of their already pool of employees. If you read the announcement they say nothing about hiring any additional employee’s period. If they did it will not even come close to the thousands of new jobs that others areas of this State and Memphis has gotten these past few years. It’s just another big smoke screen being put forth by the elected State and Local Leaders to appear that they have brought in New Industry to this District, when the truth is they continue to not do nothing to get New Industries into Corinth that will even start to put a dent into the thousands of jobs that they have let leave Corinth. The fact is that the amount of New Industries that has come to Corinth over the past several year is from a Charcoal Plant who hired a whopping 14 employes. If you could add the 35 from Cat’s announcement the total would be a whopping 49 Jobs industrial jobs in a decade.

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