Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that following his February letter to Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar the company will retain jobs in York. Caterpillar had announced that it is considering moving 250 jobs away from York. In a February letter citing the quality of the York workforce and the critical role that these jobs play in the region’s economy, Senator Casey pressed the company to keep its York plant open and running.
“Maintaining jobs in York will be a positive for Caterpillar and our region’s economy,” Senator Casey said. “The York plant has long had a reputation as an excellent workforce and I’m pleased the region’s workers will be able to continue those efforts.”
The full text of a Senator Casey’s letter can be seen below:
Mr. Doug Oberhelman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dear Mr. Oberhelman:
I am writing regarding the recent reports that Caterpillar operations in York, Pennsylvania may be moved to another domestic facility. As I am sure you are aware, this facility provides 250 quality jobs to the York community, and could have a significant impact if it were to be lost. I am aware that this dedicated and quality workforce has worked to develop a constructive relationship with Caterpillar and has endeavored to make the operations in York as effective and efficient as possible.
It is my understanding that a decision in this matter has not yet been reached. I encourage you to give serious consideration to any option that will protect the 250 jobs at stake and preserve Caterpillar’s presence in the region. I look forward to any opportunity to work with you to develop these options, and any federal programs that may be relevant.
If there is any way that I can be of assistance to keep this facility in York, please contact me, or have the appropriate staff person contact my office. I appreciate your attention to this important matter.
Robert P. Casey, Jr.
United States Senator