Caterpillar Engine Plant in China

Caterpillar says the $300-million Tianjin, China, plant it is building to manufacture 3500 Series diesels for the Asia-Pacific market will not expected to affect workers at the company’s Lafayette, Ind., large-engine plant. Once operational in 2013, the Tianjin facility will be Cat’s third source for 3500 Series engines. It is Cat’s largest engine- facility investment… Read more »

Can High Speed Trains Boost Economy?

Will heavy equipment operators get a boost from a high speed train project? A new study from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) shows that high-speed rail can boost our economy, save energy, curb pollution and provide a popular alternative to congested roads and airports. The report, A Track Record of Success: High-Speed Rail… Read more »

Solar Power adding Workers

Solar Power The solar power industry doubled the number of people that worked in the industry from 2009 to 2010, from approximately 50,000 in 2009 to 100,000 in 2010, according to the latest reports. In 2011, it is expected to grow the number of jobs in the industry by 26%. “You’d be hard pressed to… Read more »