The history of Caterpillar is all about doing: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving. Enjoy the ingenious machines from our rich heritage, and more importantly, the people who founded and built the company one breakthrough at a time. Beginning with Benjamin Holt and C. L. Best, the people of Caterpillar have always been – and continue to be – extraordinary.
2017 - Caterpillar’s yellow iron has found itself in many movie roles throughout the years, from silent films to modern big-budget blockbusters. Read about a few of our favorites.
Based in Peoria, Illinois, Company K was comprised of African Americans who worked in local businesses, schools and even factories and was part of the 8th Infantry Regiment of the Illinois National Guard. The photos featured in this video are a sampling of a rare collection of images owned by the Peoria Historical Society.