Caterpillar has to have the extra funding since their pay is so low ?
Why not go to the industries in town and region and see if they will donate to build this facility?
Imagine the Caterpillar Emerging Technologies Center. Or the Klean Corp Emerging Technologies Center.
Companies and donors all over the country are donating to buildings and programs at other colleges and universities so why not try and seek help from those who have the means rather than continue to overburden tax payers who are squeezed more and more every day?