Caterpillar Grand Opening - Victoria, TX
23 August 2012 VICTORIA (Caterpillar) – IExecutives from Caterpillar Inc.
(NYSE: CAT) and leaders from the state of Texas celebrated the grand
opening of Caterpillar's state-of-the-art hydraulic excavator facility in
Victoria, Texas. The new, 1.1 million-square-foot operation represents a $200
million investment by Caterpillar to increase excavator capacity and
production in the United States. The company has already hired about 225
new employees in Victoria, and plans to continue hiring based on demand
for products made in Victoria and as it ramps up production with additional
models to be produced at the new facility.
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Upgrade of Downtown - Victoria
There has been considerable work in refurbishing the
downtown area of Victoria, TX. New paver for the sidewalks and tree planting
along some streets.
Economic, Social, Financial
The Eagle Ford Shale (EFS) is located in South Texas and the formation produces from
various depths between 4,000 and 14,000 feet. The EFS takes its name from the town of
Eagle Ford Texas where the shale outcrops at the surface in clay form. (Often, the Eagle Ford
is mistakenly spelled as Eagleford.) The Eagle Ford is a booming shale play, results indicate
there will be development activity for a long time to come. Visit the Eagle Ford Shale
Drilling and Rig Count page to keep up oil & gas activity across South Texas. The EFS also
benefits from high liquids yields across much of the play. Higher oil prices have helped spur
development as oil, condensate, and NGLs (ethane, propane, and butane) all command better
prices than natural gas. Geology Counties Operators Pipeline & Midstream Companies
Eagle Ford Shale Blog
Victoria Emerging Tech Center
Follow Victoria College as we construct the new Emerging Technology Center.
Please view the Presentation to see an overview of the design and functionally
plans for the Emerging Technology Center. The presentation provides:
Background leading to the Board of Trustees’ decision to move forward
with the project
Current and proposed training programs provided by Victoria College
Photos from site visits to other training centers
Proposed scope and timeline for the project.