Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday marked a milestone as the company moved into the office space of the new production plant.
Tuesday, March 12
Caterpillar employees on Monday reported to work for the first time at the Oconee-Athens plant that is to become the company's global source for small track-type tractors. The office area is complete, and construction of the manufacturing space isn't far behind. Gray Construction is expected to finish it by the end of the month, according to a news release. "We are right on schedule with this project, and although the building is still a work in progress, it's great to be in our new home," plant manager Todd Henry said in a released statement. The 850,000 square-foot facility will produce mini hydraulic excavators later this year and small track-type tractors by 2014. "The 'now hiring' sign is definitely hanging in our window," Henry …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Applications are currently being accepted for the position at the Athens-Oconee facility.
Wednesday, February 20
Employer: Caterpillar's new plant in Bogart, Ga. Description: Jobseekers with analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively are encouraged to apply for the position of Environmental, Health and Safety Technician. Candidates must have at least one year of experience and "a degree in an appropriate scientific discipline is highly desired," according to the company's career website. Relocation is not available. See more. How to apply: Create a profile and submit an online application. Deadline: 12 a.m. on March 5, 2013 You might also be interested in viewing:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Plant manager Todd Henry says a grand opening of the facility is slated for November.
In just a matter of weeks, Caterpillar will be moving into its new plant, currently under construction in Bogart. Plant manager Todd Henry told members of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 24 at the organization's annual meeting that excitement is brewing as March 1 approaches. Henry, who was the evening's keynote speaker, presented the following time line during his presentation: Click through the photo gallery highlighting information as presented by Henry to learn more about Caterpillar's global reach, which products will be manufactured at the new plant and how to land a job with the company. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You might also…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Applications are currently being accepted for the new, part-time position to assist Rusty Haygood.
Friday, January 25
Employer: Oconee County Government Description: Oconee County Human Resources lists a new, part-time position available for an Economic Development Assistant. The minimum qualifications are as follows: A minimum of an Associate’s degree is required; relevant work experience is also necessary to establish that the candidate possesses the skills necessary to undertake the job; ability to learn and be able to convey information that is beneficial to businesses; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. See the attached pdf for more details. How to Apply: Submit an application and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Other businesses appearing on a map briefly shared on social media Tuesday are unconfirmed, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.
Wednesday, January 9
What businesses would you like to see move into the future Epps Bridge Centre? If a sporting goods giant, department store, and pet shop are on your list, you'll be happy to hear that Dick's Sporting Goods, Marshalls and PetSmart are among retailers that have signed contracts, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The newspaper reports the Centre will also be home to a cosmetics store, a shoe store, and a Christian-based shop. But developer Frank Bishop of The Bishop Company in the article said other businesses that appeared on a conceptual map shared on Facebook Tuesday are unconfirmed. One confirmed tenant that has garnered a lot of excitement is the Georgia Theatre Company, which plans to open a 16-screen facility on Memorial Day. …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The North Carolina firm, which will offer painting and paint removal, could employ up to 50 people over the next 10 years, according to media reports.
Friday, January 4
A North Carolina firm specializing in painting and paint removal has chosen to open a location in Watkinsville that will service the new Caterpillar plant. The Oconee Enterprise reports Industrial Finishing Specialists, based out of Sanford, will move into the building at 1051 Business Boulevard. A representative of the company told the newspaper it offers an innovative method using hot sand to strip paint called the "fluid clean process." "It is environmentally friendly," Sanford office administrator Jeni Winter explained in the article. "It uses no chemicals. It is a real alternative to chemical cleaning, so it is a process that is drawing a lot of interest." She told the newspaper only a few employees will be needed to begin with but …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The manufacturing plant in Bogart, Ga. is expected to have a strong economic impact across northeast Georgia.
Monday, December 31, 2012
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 Caterpillar Posts More Job Opportunities for Bogart, Ga. Plant Caterpillar Decided To Send Sewage to Athens-Clarke, Not Oconee County, For Treatment 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 …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Applications are being accepted for the positions of Team Lead- Assembly, Logistics Support, and Quality Support at the upcoming Oconee-Athens location. Apply by Jan. 12-13, 2013.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Caterpillar has posted the following full-time job opportunities for the upcoming Athens plant on its career website: Logistics Support - 2 Description: "Under limited direction, performs a variety of logistic support activities in the areas of logistics planning, materials planning, and packaging analysis and other duties as assigned," according to the company's career website. Qualifications: Successful completion of Caterpillar non-management selection process, two-year degree or equivalent and two years experience in a manufacturing environment. See more details. Pay Scale: Starting at $17.94/per hour How to apply: Create a profile and submit an online application. Deadline: Jan. 13, 2013 Quality Support Description: "Under …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Georgia Economic Developers Association awarded Oconee and Athens-Clarke County officials during a conference in Savannah last week.
Since February's announcement of Caterpillar's investment in northeast Georgia, officials have been touting the intergovernmental corporation that took place between Oconee and Athens-Clarke counties and the City of Bogart in order to seal the deal. Now, the Georgia Economic Developers Association is recognizing those government bodies for “outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia." The award was given during the 49th Annual GEDA Conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah Sept. 12-14. "This project was exceptional in that it came together in such a short time frame and with so many agencies working together toward a common goal," a news release from the Georgia Economic Developers Association stated…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Plant Manager Todd Henry told media Wednesday the Bogart, Ga. plant is on track for completion at the end of the year and occupancy in March 2013.
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