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2012 Story of the Year: Caterpillar Comes to Oconee-Athens

The manufacturing plant in Bogart, Ga. is expected to have a strong economic impact across northeast Georgia.

What's coming in 2013? The ramping-up of hiring at Caterpillar, according to plant manager Todd Henry, which will eventually reach 1,400 employees by 2018. Henry will be the key note speaker at the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce member's banquet on Jan. 24, 2013 at the Civic Center. 

Take another look at Caterpillar news from this past year.

December

by Lee Becker

November

Georgia DNR Waiting On Caterpillar Application For Discharge Permit For Oconee County/Clarke County Site by Lee Becker

September

Caterpillar Project Dubbed 'Deal of the Year'

Oconee and Clarke County Development Authorities Option Additional Land in Orkin Tract for Caterpillar by Lee Becker

August

Video: Take a Tour of the Oconee-Athens Caterpillar Plant Construction Site

Want to Work at Caterpillar in Oconee-Athens? Here's What you Need to Know

June

Caterpillar Site Hit By Thieves

May

Potential Investors Tour Oconee and Athens

What's Happened so far at the Caterpillar Site in Oconee and Athens

Caterpillar Site Development Plans Tentatively Scheduled for May 23 Review by Oconee County Committee by Lee Becker

Caterpillar Plant Hires Georgia Company to Clear Site

by Lee Becker

by Lee Becker

April

by Lee Becker

Oconee County Gives Nod to Intergovernmental Agreement For Orkin Tract by Lee Becker

March

VIDEO On the Fast Track: Caterpillar Plant Construction Begins in Oconee-Athens

Photo Gallery: Caterpillar Breaks Ground on New Oconee-Athens Facility

Caterpillar Posts Job Opportunities for Oconee-Athens Area

Caterpillar Expects Record Profits for 2012

February

by Lee Becker

A Breakdown of the Costs Associated with the Caterpillar Deal (Athens Banner-Herald)

Local Advocate for Palestinian Rights Wants Caterpillar Out of West Bank and Gaza

Caterpillar Comes to Georgia: A Look at the Numbers

Caterpillar CEO: Northeast Georgia Climate 'Very Conducive to Adding Manufacturing Jobs'

It's Official: Athens and Oconee Announce Caterpillar Deal

Oconee Commissioner Offers Details on Caterpillar Building in Athens-Oconee

Athens-Oconee Commissioners Vote on Development Deal; Caterpillar Plant Expected

Are Athens and Oconee Getting a New High-Tech Manufacturer?

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