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Governor visits Seguin to mark Caterpillar milestone

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Almost 10 years ago, Caterpillar broke ground in Seguin and began building a new engine manufacturing facility.

The company rolled out its 400,000th engine at the plant, which received its final inspection signature from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

“We did get to recognize a landmark with the 400,000th engine that is being shipped from this facility,” Abbott said during a special ceremony at the plant. “That is something everybody here should be proud of, but very importantly this a tangible result of the hard work that you and your fellow workers put in. It is a landmark that you should be very, very proud of.”

Caterpillar Inc. group president Ramin Younessi thanked Abbott for helping to celebrate the milestone.

“On behalf of Caterpillar, I would like to sincerely thank our governor,” he said. “We have a very proud group of about 2,500 folks in our four manufacturing plants in their area. I wanted to be here today to see the impressive line of operations that you have, to get to have officially signed the 400,000th engine manufactured by Caterpillar, but most importantly to thank you for the role you play in a very  dynamic economy helping to lead the way, making sure Texas remains the number one state in the United States for doing business.”

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