Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Fishing, Forestry, and Mining with Caterpillar Equipment
Cod fishing was the traditional staple of the economy in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Over time the region grew commercial shellfishery and aquaculture businesses to sustain the economy. Today, these are a small piece of the GDP in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. There is a short growing season, which makes agricultural pursuits generally not scalable.
However, Caterpillar trucks are busy right now carrying iron and copper ore from northern Labrador mines that also yield barite, dolomite, gold, gypsum, and silica. Besides mining, forestry is also big business in the area, and it’s not unusual to see the bright yellow Cat equipment on a job site in the forest and at the regions many pulp and paper mills.