300 Caterpillar Logistics workers to lose jobs

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) - About 300 people will lose their jobs
when a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. closes its
facility in Broken Arrow this year.
Morton, Ill.-based Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc. began
operating in Broken Arrow in 2000. The 70,000-square-foot site is
the national repair and distribution center for U.S. Cellular
handsets.
In an e-mailed statement, Caterpillar officials said Wednesday
U.S. Cellular is allowing its service agreement with Cat Logistics
to expire at the end of August and has chosen a provider that
specializes in the cell phone industry.
Caterpillar says as a result, the Broken Arrow facility will
close.
Information wasn't available on whether the 200 associates and
100 agency employees will get severance packages.


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