Caterpillar to Hire Hundreds in Eastern OH

1.6-million-sq.-ft. Caterpillar Logistics center near Dayton expects to grow from two shifts to round-the-clock operation by May 2012

A Dayton-area logistics facility built by Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is providing an economic jolt for the recession-depleted Eastern Ohio region with plans to hire hundreds of additional workers in the next year, the Dayton Daily News reports.

Caterpillar has already hired 115 to staff the $69 million, 1.6 million-square-foot logistics facility, and started a second shift last week. By this time next year, the company expects that site to be in round-the-clock operation.

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