Beyond the Numbers: Mapleton Foundry

November 3, 2017

Caterpillar Group President and CFO Brad Halverson visited the Caterpillar Foundry in Mapleton, Illinois, to meet employees and learn how technology has changed the work done there. 

Video Highlights

  • Years ago, much of the work at the Mapleton Foundry was done by hand. Technology has improved employee safety, productivity and cost savings.
  • The facility melts 300-400 tons of iron each day to produce finished castings. 
  • The Microfoundry uses 3-D printing technology to create low volume parts for customers.

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