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Caterpillar dealer to open shop in Cuba

By |  November 1, 2017

Reuters reports that Caterpillar Inc.’s dealer for Cuba, Rimco, will open a distribution center for the company at Havana’s Mariel special development zone. According to the report, Cuba created the zone three years ago to attract foreign capital with tax and customs breaks to boost its economy.

Reuters says the deal to open the distribution center came as worsening U.S.-Cuban political relations are curbing U.S. business interest in Cuba. The deal also came after the United States said it would vote against a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the lifting of the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, Reuters adds.

Rimco, a privately held company, is a Caterpillar dealer for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Islands.

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Allison Kral is the former senior digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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