CATERPILLAR FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT
Lamar Johnson Collaborative and Clayco provided design-build services for this high-tech fabrication facility.
Located in Victoria, Texas, the facility will fabricate machine base frames for Caterpillar’s Hydraulic Excavators. At 200,000 SF, the single-story manufacturing facility 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.