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Cramer Dedicates Caterpillar Expansion with Employees, Officials

Jul 1, 2013
Press Release

Today Congressman Kevin Cramer participated in the dedication of a $50 million expansion at the Caterpillar remanufacturing facility in West Fargo. The 225,000-square-foot addition will include 250 jobs, bringing the total workforce at the plant to 550.

Caterpillar officially began its presence in North Dakota in 2008 by acquiring the in-state operations of Gremada Industries Inc., founded by Francis Butler and named for his sons Gregory, Matthew, and David. In the years prior, Gremada built a relationship with Caterpillar as they together developed an advanced remanufacturing process which both reduces waste material and provides lower costs to consumers. Today, the West Fargo facility continues to remanufacture components for heavy trucks and mining equipment.

"Today is more than a dedication of growth. It is a celebration of heritage and vision. The vision of the Butlers to build a solution to an industry need is legend to the heritage of West Fargo and all of North Dakota. The rich history of mining in our state serves as local testimony of the quality of a Caterpillar," said Cramer.