In the Financial Times today, reporter Hal Weitzman notes that two-thirds of Caterpillar's revenue is derived outside of the U.S. But, the article says, the company "plans to spend a total of $3bn this year in capital expenditure.
"In recent months, the manufacturer has announced plans for new factories in Singapore, Thailand, China and Brazil.
"In the US, it is building a new distribution centre in Washington state while expanding its factories in North Dakota and Kansas.
"Caterpillar has hired about 29,000 people worldwide in the past 20 months, some 13,000 of them in the US, with most of the rest in China, Brazil, Mexico and the UK."
Who says a U.S. domiciled company growing business globally is bad for the U.S. worker? By the way, I came upon this from the Cato Institute's blog, [email protected]. Cato's Daniel Griswold aruges, "The Caterpillar experience shows that job creation is not a zero-sum game, where jobs created abroad by U.S. companies must come at the expense of production and employment in the United States."