Caterpillar – Athens Facility

Project Description

W&A Engineering was tapped by development authorities in Oconee and Athens-Clarke Counties to provide site inventory/analysis and preliminary engineering for the new Caterpillar facility on the Orkin tract, straddling the two counties.

Despite the Orkin Tract being selected as a potential site six months after the other sites were identified, W&A was able to collect and assemble the information quickly and comprehensively, facilitating the decision making process for Caterpillar, which ultimately swung in the direction of Oconee/Athens-Clarke.

W&A continued to work with Gray Construction (general contractor) throughout the project to provide site development, civil engineering, and surveying services for the site. The site consists of 250 acres with an 892,063 square foot manufacturing facility, an 8,660 square foot product distribution center, 18 acres of gravel product storage area, employee parking for 1500 workers, and tractor-trailer truck parking and circulation.


Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties, GA

Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Entitlements & Development Consulting
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Surveying
  • Transportation & Traffic Engineering

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