Caterpillar Distribution Center opens

January 10, 2013 5:14 p.m.  •  1 comment

Company officials cut the ribbon on the new Caterpillar Spokane Distribution Center Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 on the West Plains. The giant parts warehouse has 562,000 square feet under the roof and half that again in outside storage. Parts will be distributed throughout the Northwest, Canada and Alaska

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Caterpillar Inc. president Stu Levenick, left, and facility manager Brad Gile, right, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the new Caterpillar parts distribution center.

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Stacks of parts for tracked vehicles are stored on pallets in the new Caterpillar parts distribution center on Spokane’s West Plains.

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Caterpillar cut the ribbon on its 562,000 square foot parts warehouse in Spokane Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. This is an image of the dome-shaped mirror that hangs overhead to help forklift drivers see the traffic around corners.

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Facility manager Brad Gile leads a tour through the new Caterpillar parts distribution center.

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Plant manager Brad Gile, left, briefs Spokane Mayor David Condon, right, on the operation of the new Caterpillar parts distribution center.

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Employees joined company and government dignitaries for the ribbon cutting.

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Dignitaries, employees and visitors walk through the new Caterpillar parts distribution center on Spokane’s West Plains Thursday.

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Facility manager Brad Gile, left, answers questions from local officials, media and visitors on a tour through the new Caterpillar parts distribution center.

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