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Caterpillar considers closing Pa. plant

Updated: February 23, 2013 9:17PM



Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. is considering closing its distribution facility in central Pennsylvania.

The York Distribution Center in Springettsbury Township employs 250 people. Caterpillar spokesman Jim Dugan says the workers were notified in September about the possibility the facility could move elsewhere in the eastern U.S.

The company, the largest maker of construction and mining equipment, says it will decide by March whether to move. If it happens, the move would take effect next year.

In 1998, Caterpillar closed its larger manufacturing operation at the Pennsylvania site, cutting more than 1,000 jobs locally. That spot is now a business center.



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