Caterpillar manufacturing company.

Caterpillar officials will temporarily shut down their Victoria location in July months after a layoff and another previous shutdown.

Scheduled for July 6-17, the most recent shutdown in Victoria is part of a larger response by the company, said Lisa Miller, spokeswoman in the company’s Peoria, Ill., office.

“We are taking a variety of actions at our global facilities to reduce production due to weaker customer demand, potential supply constraints and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government actions,” Miller said in a written statement Monday. “These actions include a temporary shutdown at our Victoria, Texas, location.”

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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Marsha Bain

Why are there a limited number of the Covid Rapid Test? If it is because of the higher cost, the state would definitely reap the benefit to get a quick resolve to find out how bad is it actually.

These numbers could mandate a REQUIRED FACE MASK ORDER.

There are still secrets to this we are not being told.

Could this create a huge panic?

We are the UNITED States. What is going on?

Marsha Bain

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