Caterpillar Seguin Facility Tour
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1.7-million-square-foot Seguin, Texas, engine plant. The plant forms the nucleus of Cat’s 2.5-million-square-foot-plus engine presence in the area, and is fed from plants in Shertz, Texas, and San Antonio that manufacture engine blocks and heads. In addition, the Seguin plant is the Americas headquarters for Perkins Engine and manufactures gen sets up to 500 kilowatts.
A full 70 percent of the plant’s output goes outside of the United States. This means that the Seguin workers are making engines that meet a wide range of emissions requirements, from Tier 0 to Tier 3 for lower regulated countries, Tier 4 Final to meet current U.S. emission regulations on up to the coming Stage V European rules.
Adding to the complexity, says Stratton, is that engines going down the line are basically custom made, with workers building more than 3,000 different “arrangements.” “We make a lot of custom iron,” he says.
Women in Construction Week: March 1-7, 2020
The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.