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Caterpillar to open facility in Thailand to produce underground mining machines

first_imgCaterpillar plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Thailand. The company will break ground on the new factory in early 2011, with production scheduled to begin in late 2012. It will produce a full range of underground mining articulated trucks and LHDs for hard-rock underground mining applications. “We continue to make strategic investments in our mining business to support our customers,” said Chris Curfman, President of Caterpillar Global Mining. “We are pleased to announce our first manufacturing facility in Thailand, which will increase our capacity for our existing range of underground mining machinery, particularly as we sharpen our focus on meeting long-term customer demand in growth markets.“The 60,000 m2 factory will be located at the Hemaraj Rayong Industrial Land in Rayong Province. The new facility will increase the current production of underground mining products produced by Caterpillar in Australia and Brazil to respond to the growth in demand. Once the facility in Thailand is fully operational and at full capacity, it is expected to employ about 800 people.“The on-going infrastructure development plans for the world’s growth markets combined with a long-term trend toward urbanisation and growing wealth in emerging economies should continue to help drive long-term demand for commodities,” said Steve Wunning, Caterpillar Group President with responsibility for Resource Industries. “This facility will help to position Caterpillar for continued leadership in the mining industry.”last_img read more

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Joe Canning will captain the Galway hurlers in 2014

first_imgJOE CANNING HAS been announced as the new Galway senior hurling captain for next season.The Portumna club man will skipper the Tribesmen as they bid to improve after a disappointing 2013 campaign.St Thomas club man David Burke will be the vice-captain for Anthony Cunningham’s side. Burke is likely to captain Galway for the early rounds of next year’s Allianz hurling league as Canning will be tied up with club commitments with Portumna.The Galway club recently won the county senior hurling championship and are preparing for an AIB All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh next February.25 year-old Canning has been a  member of the Galway senior panel since 2008. He has All-Ireland minor (2004 and 2005) and U21 medals (2007) to his name from an impressive underage career.In 2010 he won a National hurling league medal and last year won a Leinster senior hurling medal. All-Ireland senior honours have so far eluded Canning who has won three Allstars in his career in 2008, 2009 and 2012.Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1stGAA needs to handle pay-per-view talk carefully, Dubs warnlast_img read more