Caterpillar Announces Additional Layoffs for Employees at Three Illinois Facilities

PEORIA, IL – To bring production levels in line with current demand, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today notified full-time production employees at its Aurora, Decatur and East Peoria, Illinois, manufacturing facilities of permanent layoffs. A total of 2,110 production employees will be laid off at the three facilities as a result of this decision. The layoffs for production employees announced today are in addition to a wide range of other workforce and cost-reduction actions that were outlined by Caterpillar on Monday, January 26, 2009…more at