Caterpillar Celebrates 20 Years in Sumter, SC

November 13, 2018


Caterpillar Celebrates 20 Years in Sumter, SC

Employees celebrate with family celebration

Sumter, SC – The Caterpillar Precision Pin Products facility in Sumter, SC is celebrating 20 years in operation. The 210,000 square-foot facility opened its doors on October 8, 1998, producing linkage pins, planet shafts and hinge pins used in a variety of Cat® products.

“Our success here has been driven by a great community and our outstanding employees,” said Doug Whiteley, Sumter facility manager. “I would like to thank all of our employees for helping make Caterpillar a great place to work. The outstanding commitment of our entire team has helped drive our safety and quality culture.”

The 20-year anniversary celebration was held in October at the facility with employees and their families and included food and music.

Caterpillar is always looking for ways to better serve its customers and the community. Employees actively support Adopt-A-Highway, Toys for Tots and the United Way. Since 2010, Caterpillar has been the presenting sponsor for the Golden Apple Awards for the Sumter School District. This award is not based solely on grades or academic achievement but also recognizes students who have shown pride, determination, commitment or honesty.

About Caterpillar

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment,

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