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Caterpillar to shut down Beckley operations


BECKLEY, W. Va (WVVA)-- Earlier today we learned the world's biggest maker of mining equipment plans to shut down operations in Beckley. 

A representative with Caterpillar equipment tells WVVA the company is closing their plant on Ragland Road to move to a new facility in Pennsyvania by the middle of 2014. 

A limited number of engineers, among the 40 workers to be affected by the latest closing, may be retained and moved to the Pennsylvania plant.

The Beckley facility specializes in the production of highwall miners used in underground mines. 


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