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Caterpillar to Lay Off 60 in North Little Rock

Caterpillar to Lay Off 60 in North Little Rock
A Caterpillar motor grader.

Caterpillar Inc. is laying off 60 people at its motor grader manufacting plant in North Little Rock.
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Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper's first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.
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