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Caterpillar Workers Could Face Temporary Layoffs

Posted by wlpo on August 17, 2012

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – Caterpillar is planning to temporarily idle its East Peoria plant for a week.

The company hasn’t said how many workers will be affected by the shutdown that will likely take place in November or December.

Executives say the move’s necessary to keep production of track-type tractors in line with demand.

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