Caterpillar Corinth Reman Facility Celebrates 30 Years
Caterpillar employees who have been with the Corinth, Mississippi, facility since its opening year in 1982, Nick Johnston (left) and Charles Wilbanks (right), pose with Roberto Ortega, Mississippi Remanufacturing Operations Manager, at the facility's 30th anniversary recognition banquet.
In 1982, Caterpillar Inc. moved its remanufacturing headquarters from Bettendorf, Iowa, to Corinth, Mississippi. What began with just 11 employees has grown into a total workforce of approximately 1,600 in facilities and warehouses located in Corinth and Booneville. Today, the Mississippi operations remain Caterpillar’s cornerstone for remanufacturing, and the company is now a global leader in remanufacturing with 17 facilities spread across seven countries.
The Mississippi facilities remanufacture engines and large engine components, in addition to serving as the company's center for salvage development technologies. Operations expanded in 1989 to a second location in Corinth, which provides global core processing and dealer support. Continued growth led to the opening of the Booneville, Mississippi, facility in 1996.
“The Corinth team is proud to have been an early part of Caterpillar’s journey in this business that’s good for customers, good for business and good for the environment,” said Mississippi Remanufacturing Operations Manager Roberto Ortega.
Cat Reman® returns end-of-life components to “same-as-when-new” condition in terms of reliability, durability and performance. Remanufacturing reduces waste, minimizes the need for raw materials to produce new parts and helps provide customers with the lowest life cycle cost over the life of a product. An advanced form of recycling, the remanufacturing process saves more than 100 million tons of material from landfills each year.
On Friday, July 20, Caterpillar celebrated 30 years of remanufacturing operations in Mississippi with a banquet for employees. Ortega joined other Caterpillar leaders in recognizing those who contribute daily to the facilities' success.
“While technologies have changed in the past 30 years, the key to Caterpillar’s success remains the same: people,” said Ortega. “The skills, work ethic and focus on continuous improvement demonstrated by employees in Mississippi have enabled this facility to grow for three decades. We appreciate their commitment to keeping Caterpillar strong in Corinth for years to come, and thank all those who have been part of the team for their contributions.”