Caterpillar plans another expansion at Corinth facility

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CORINTH – Caterpillar will make another announcement Friday about an expansion at its Corinth Remanufacturing facility.

It will be the second expansion at the facility since 2012. Details will be unveiled at 11:30 a.m. by Gov. Phil Bryant, who will join other state and local officials at the plant site.

In May 2012, Caterpillar announced it was consolidating its warehousing and logistics operations under one roof in a 540,000-square-foot facility.

About 35 jobs were expected to be added with the move into the new building, which is called the Mississippi Logistics Service Center.

The center is a warehouse for engine parts, and ships individual and bundled parts to Caterpillar’s Corinth and Booneville main plants.

Caterpillar employs about 1,000 people in Corinth, plus another 300 in its Prentiss County location and satellite distribution facilities in the area. Another 200 are employed at Caterpillar’s Oxford and Southaven operations

Caterpillar’s remanufacturing plants disassemble engines nearing the end of their life cycle, clean them and refurbish them.

Caterpillar is the world’s largest manufacturers of contraction and mining equipment, natural gas and diesel engines and industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Its Corinth facility is part of its Remanufacturing Services Division.