Caterpillar opens new machine development center in Clayton - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Caterpillar opens new machine development center in Clayton

Posted: Updated:
CLAYTON, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory joined Caterpillar employees and officials to celebrate the grand opening of a new facility in Clayton Friday morning.

The Clayton Machine Development Center is located at 1167 N.C. Highway 42.

The center will allow 200 engineers, prototype technicians and operators to design, build, and test machines in one location. About 150 acres will be dedicated for machine development and features a half-mile , high-speed machine track, 10 test and demonstration areas.

  • Johnston CountyMore>>

  • Man stabbed to death in downtown Clayton

    Man stabbed to death in downtown Clayton

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:07:00 GMT
    Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing Saturday night in Clayton.
    Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing Saturday night in Clayton.
  • Thieves steal $2,000 worth of jewelry from Clayton pawn shop

    Thieves steal $2,000 worth of jewelry from Clayton pawn shop

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:51:55 GMT
    The Clayton Police Department needs help locating two suspects wanted in connection with stealing $2,000 worth of jewelry from a local pawn shop.
    The Clayton Police Department needs help locating two suspects wanted in connection with stealing $2,000 worth of jewelry from a local pawn shop.
  • Clayton woman, 86, dies after car runs light, hits ditch

    Clayton woman, 86, dies after car runs light, hits ditch

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:30:04 GMT
    Ruby Lee Walters of 303 Dairy Road was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old Sandra Lee Culhane, also of 303 Dairy Road.
    Ruby Lee Walters of 303 Dairy Road was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old Sandra Lee Culhane, also of 303 Dairy Road.
  • Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:26:58 GMT
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

  • Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president

    Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:33:10 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the...
  • Roanoke Co. man in court for credit card scam

    Roanoke Co. man in court for credit card scam

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:26:53 GMT
    ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS) - 43-year-old William Gomez is charged with six felonies after police found 370 illegal credit cards in his apartment.
    ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS) - 43-year-old William Gomez is charged with six felonies after police found 370 illegal credit cards in his apartment.
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

    77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:58:35 GMT
    (WMC) - It was a story that made its rounds on social media. On a recent flight DeAngelo Williams, Mid-Southerner and running back for the Carolina Panthers, gave his first-class plane seat to a 77-year-old
    Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

    No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:36:19 GMT
    A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
    Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina.
    Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.