Caterpillar Tucson Mining Center

September 29, 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/DTP Aug 14. Caption/Rio Nuevo)


Under Construction:

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 revealed the renderings at a neighborhood meeting on August 19 (click on picture above). Tucson-based Sundt Construction Inc. will be the general contractor of the new 3-story building. It will include 500 parking spaces on a two level garage, one level being below ground, a public plaza, and bicycle parking.

Landfill excavation, approved by the City Council, is underway and will take about three months. Construction on the building is slated to start late 2017 and expected to be completed by spring 2019.


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