Caterpillar Celebrates Groundbreaking for Georgia Manufacturing Plant
- LocationAthens, GA
- Square Footage826,300 s.f.
- Operational12 months
On March 16, 2012, Caterpillar Inc. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new one million-square-foot manufacturing plant near Athens, Ga. The new facility will manufacture small track-type tractors and mini hydraulic excavators. Gray, which is ranked third among the top U.S. green contractors in manufacturing plant construction, will design and build this facility utilizing sustainable concepts that align with Caterpillar’s corporate sustainability model. Gray recently completed an 850,000-square-foot design-build manufacturing plant for Caterpillar in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This facility will manufacture surface mining truck axles.
Gray has built numerous projects in Georgia for customers including Academy Sports + Outdoors; Amazon.com; Johnson Controls; Procter & Gamble and Sherwin-Williams. The nationally ranked engineering, design and construction firm currently has several large projects, mostly located across the South, that are underway or recently completed including nine projects for Volkswagen on their Chattanooga, Tenn. campus; a Siemens gas turbine plant in Charlotte, North Carolina; a Whirlpool plant in Cleveland, Tenn.; and multiple projects for Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.
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