Caterpillar Facility Closes in Thomasville, 200 Jobs Lost

Caterpillar Job Cuts
Posted at 3:03 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 14:51:43-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Around 200 jobs are being lost in Thomasville as the Caterpillar Manufacturing Facility there officially closes its doors.

The Caterpillar Manufacturing Facility in Thomasville has officially closed their doors and they said that all production has stopped. 

Office and production employees as well as agency workers were all impacted by the closure.

This happens 10 months after the company announced the facility's closure as a part of a global restructuring for a cost reduction effort.

Officials for the company say that all manufacturing is gone from the Caterpillar facility and right now they are trying to market the building.

Shelley Zorn, Executive Director Thomasville Payroll Development Authority, said that they city has a great prospects, but nothing has been finalized for the future of the building.

"We will continue to work diligently until we replace the valuable jobs lost at Caterpillar. In the meantime, we have worked with the Department of Labor and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to place the former Caterpillar employees in a new career," said Zorn in an emailed statement.

An estimated 200 jobs will be lost in the Thomasville facility closure.