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Neighborhood excited about Caterpillar moving in

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Aug. 12, 2010 at 3:12 a.m.


Driving through Lone Tree Business Park, right now it's more park than business. That's all about to change, however, with the announcement that Caterpillar Inc. will soon build there.

So how do the people living and working in that area feel about their new neighbors?

"I think this is the greatest thing since DuPont came here in the 1950s," said Rodney Mutschler, president of Elder Distributing, which is right down the road from the new site. "I'm excited as can be. This will be great for Victoria and spur the economy like DuPont did in the 50's."

Ruth Harris, 63, who lives close by the park, said she is equally excited about the new development.

"Something as big as this happening in Victoria is always a reason to celebrate," she said. "I think the city really needs this right now and I for one am thrilled. It's about time we got some more businesses in that park."

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