Caterpillar’s Elkader Plant Will Close in 2017

Caterpillar has announced plans to close its Elkader plant by the end of the year.

A total of 75 jobs will be impacted. Caterpillar says it is transferring the operations to a facility in Wamego, Kansas.

Our coverage partner KCRG says the company notified employees and community leaders Thursday. The plant was closed Friday, but will reopen on Monday for normal operations.