New Caterpillar outlet to open near Brisbane

Caterpillar's new outlet outside of Brisbane will create hundreds of new jobs and be a boost for the Yatala community, says the Gold Coast City Council.

The new parts distribution centre will be a 500,000 square foot facility and will employ 150 people when it opens in mid-2013.

Caterpillar said Yatala was chosen because it was well-serviced by a major highway and was close to major air and sea ports.

It said the new centre would be an important link in the company's global parts network and help support Cat dealerships in Australia.

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