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Tracy Frank, Published March 06 2009

Caterpillar will implement 'cost-cutting measures', but effects locally unknown

FARGO - Caterpillar, which has manufacturing plants in Fargo and West Fargo, is implementing cost cutting measures such as temporary factory shut downs and voluntary and involuntary layoffs.

The company will not provide a specific breakout of details on a location-by-location basis, said Jim Dugan, Caterpillar’s chief corporate spokesman, in an e-mail.

The actions are impacting Caterpillar operations worldwide, including North Dakota, Dugan said.

For more details, see Saturday's Forum.