Governor visits, credits facility’s success to ‘great Hoosier workers’


Gov. Mike Pence speaks at an event for Caterpillar Reman Powertrain Indiana to mark 30 years in business in Franklin. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

A Franklin plant celebrated 30 years in business, an anniversary the governor hailed as a sign of the state’s manufacturing strength.

Gov. Mike Pence visited Caterpillar Reman Powertrain Indiana in Franklin on Friday to celebrate 30 years of the company breaking down engines and inspecting and repairing components to same-as-new condition.

Caterpillar Reman is one of the largest industrial employers in Franklin with 700 workers who recondition 3,000 engine components per day and have been able to reuse more than 300 million pounds of metal over 30 years.

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