NEW YORK Georgia steel
fabricator Impulse Manufacturing Inc. is expanding after
winning a contract to supply Caterpillar Inc.s new plant
in Athens, Ga., a company spokesman told AMM.
The Dawsonville, Ga.-based steel
fabricator is investing millions of dollars in new equipment
and adding 150 employees over the next three years. Half of
those new hires will come onboard to meet demand from
Caterpillar, the company said.
"We invest a lot every year, but
rather than replacing old equipment (this year), we are on a
path of adding extra capacity to the plant," he said.
"Caterpillar is part of that growth, but theyre not the
sole (driver) of that growth."
Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar
is hiring 1,400 new employees to operate its $200-million
Athens, Ga., facility, which is expected to begin operations
late this year (
amm.com, Feb. 17).
Impulse fabricates a range of
steel products for original equipment manufacturers and has
stamping, welding and finishing capabilities, among others.
The spokesman declined to
specify how much Impulse is investing in its assets as part of