Irving, the headquarters hub of the entire Texas, has been chosen by the industrial Giant Caterpillar as its next base of operations an NBC 5 News article from June 13 which reports,
“Construction Manufacturer Caterpillar is moving its headquarters to Irving, the company announced Tuesday.
“We believe it’s in the best strategic interest of the company to make this move, which supports Caterpillar’s strategy for profitable growth as we help our customers build a better, more sustainable world,” Jim Umpleby, Caterpillar and CEO said.
The company will specifically be headquartered at Williams Square in Irving, inside its west tower.
The company will begin transitioning its headquarters to Irving this year.”
And of course, Irving couldn’t be any more happier with the latest transitioning of Caterpillar as Beth Bowman of Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomed and assured Caterpillar that they will meet its expectations according to a DMagazine article from June 16. In it they say,
“On behalf of the Irving-Las Colinas community, we are truly excited to welcome Caterpillar’s global headquarters home to Irving Las Colinas,” Bowman said. “This move will mean new job opportunities coming into our region for our community, as well as for North Texans.”
Bowman said companies are choosing to relocate to Irving and the North Texas area because of their convenient central location, favorable tax structure, an environment that welcomes new businesses, and the area’s access to millions of talented employees.
“What excites me about Caterpillar moving its global headquarters to Irving Las Colinas is the confirmation of what we already knew. We are a great community and built for business.
The focus now, Bowman said, is “on making sure the Caterpillar global headquarters team feels welcome in our community. We’re so excited to have them. This will be a transition for them, and our goal is to make sure it’s smooth and effortless.”
Despite the huge move of Caterpillar to set down in Irving, they did not ask for any incentives from the suburb and its officials.