UPDATED: Caterpillar to Put Plant at Deluxe Video Site in North Little Rock, Employ 600

by Mark Hengel and Lance Turner  on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 3:53 pm  

Gov. Mike Beebe (left) and North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Hays show off toy Caterpillar vehicles at Monday's announcement. Photo by Mark Hengel.

But Caterpillar's consolidation has been good for some areas of the country. Caterpillar announced Dec. 18 that it would consolidate its assembly, paint and testing operations from Illinois and South Carolina to Seguin, Texas, which is just outside of Austin. The move will create 1,400 jobs there.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, the Texas Enterprise Fund, created by the governor and legislature there, gave Caterpillar $10 million as incentive for putting the plant there.

The 712,000-SF Deluxe plant opened in 1995, producing videotapes before converting to DVD production and updating its name to Deluxe Media Services. It employed about 500 people. In 2006, The Rank Group, a European gaming operation based in London, sold Deluxe Media Services to ODS Optical Disc Service Inc., a subsidiary of ODS Business Services Group, based in Hamburg, Germany.




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