VICTORIA - Caterpillar is moving its vocational truck manufacturing operations from Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, to Victoria, bringing 200 jobs to the Lone Star State.
Caterpillar will begin manufacturing a new product at its Victoria plant by early next year.
Caterpillar opened the Victoria plant in 2012 and produces hydraulic excavators there. Now, it will expand the plant to design and manufacture vocational truck products.
The plant will begin designing and building vocational trucks, or those that hold mixers, dump tanks or hauling trailers.
Caterpillar chose to bring the production of these trucks to Victoria because of its proven record with production and proximity to suppliers.
The city's location near the port, railroad and major highways is also a benefit for the manufacturer.
Excavators, which are currently manufactured at the plant, will continue to be built in Victoria.
The company has plans to develop new vehicles and features in its vocational trucks once the transition process is complete.