Caterpillar Surface Mining Complex

June 4, 2017

The Surface Mining & Technology Division will create more than 600 jobs in the region over the next five years — bringing total Caterpillar employment to about 1,000 — and have an estimated economic impact of $600 million. (Photo/Daily Star. Caption/Rio Nuevo)



Caterpillar announced Tucson as the new centralized hub for the Surface Mining & Technology Division in 2016 and accepted Rio Nuevo’s offer to build a new building for its headquarters and lease it back to Caterpillar for a 25 year term. Located on the west side of Interstate 10, adjacent to Tucson’s origins, Caterpillar’s new 150,000-square-foot building will house approximately 600 company engineers, product development and support positions working on the next generation of mining equipment, vehicles, and technology.

The design team of SmithGroupJJR and WSM Architects will design, and Tucson-based Sundt Construction Inc. will be the general contractor of the new building for Caterpillar’s Surface Mining & Technology Division.

Landfill excavation will commence in June 2017 and take about four months. Construction is slated to start late 2017 and expected to be completed by mid 2019.


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