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Caterpillar Has Created 932 Jobs

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Oconee County Industrial Development Authority Chairman Jim Rick Waller.

Caterpillar has created 932 of the 1,300 jobs it has promised to generate at its local plant, according to a report filed on Jan. 29 by Rick Waller, chairman of the Oconee County Industrial Development Authority, with the state agency that is overseeing the project.

The 932 jobs are more than double the 364 that Waller reported Caterpillar had created in a similar report a year ago.

Caterpillar was obligated to create only 250 jobs by the end of 2014 as a result of its memorandum of understanding signed with the development authorities of Oconee County and Athens-Clarke County.

Waller’s report provides no information on the types of the jobs created. Caterpillar is required to provide details both about its level of hiring and amount of investment in the facility on the Oconee County and Clarke County border on the eastern edge of Bogart.

Last year, that detailed report was released in early March, though the county said it was not due until the end of that month.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.