Caterpillar announces closure of West Virginia plant

By WEEK Producer

Caterpillar announces closure of West Virginia plant

November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 4:42 PM CDT

BECKLEY, W. Va. – Caterpillar is closing its underground mining plant in Beckley, West Virginia.

Caterpillar notified employees Monday that production of highwall miners at the Beckley plant will transition to the Houston, Pennsylvania plant by mid 2014.

The closure will affect approximately 40 people. Caterpillar said it will offer employees a severance package and transitional support.