Former Transportation Secretary and former Congressman Ray LaHood of Peoria has been hired by Caterpillar as a consultant to provide advice on policy related matters. According to a release issued Thursday, the area's largest employer says Ray will assist Caterpillar in developing corporate strategies focused on identifying solutions to specific policy and communications challenges Caterpillar faces. The company says it will also benefit from LaHood's deep expertise in infrastructure planning and investment and manufacturing.
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