May 6, 2016
Caterpillar Inc., headquartered in Peoria, IL, has announced it will move its surface mining and technology offices to downtown Tucson. Though the specific location was not released, Caterpillar anticipates it will employ more than 600 people in the facility during the next several years.
Caterpillar is expected to start moving employees to a temporary office at 97 E. Congress in Tucson this summer. The relocation requires formal approval from state, county and governing boards.
Caterpillar employs approximately 300 people, and operates a proving grounds in Tucson. “This decision positions us to build on the tremendous capabilities present at our Tucson Proving Grounds and Tinaja Demonstration Center, and deliver the next generation of mining technology and leadership,” said Tom Bluth, Caterpillar vice president.