CATERPILLAR FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT
CATERPILLAR FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT
CATERPILLAR FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT
CATERPILLAR FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT
CATERPILLAR FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT
CATERPILLAR FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT

CATERPILLAR FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT

The facility will fabricate machine base frames for Caterpillar’s Hydraulic Excavators.

BatesForum and Clayco provided design-build services for Caterpillar’s frame fabrication shop located in Victoria, Texas. The facility will fabricate machine base frames for Caterpillar’s Hydraulic Excavators.

At 200,000 square feet, the single-story fabrication shop houses two massive robotic machines supported by 5-foot thick concrete foundations. Robotic welders throughout the space complete the fabrication process. Material is transported by 35 7.5-ton bridge cranes. Plant cooling is provided by a central chilled water system. Building and process electrical is provided by a 13.8 kV substation.

*Originally designed by Forum Studio