Inspiration and Pride: 50 Years Strong

September 11, 2017

Our people have always been the core of Caterpillar – the heartbeat behind the success of our products, services, solutions and what enables our customers to build a better world.

Our people demonstrate passion and take on every challenge they face. They’re here with a purpose and take pride in building what matters.

Today, we’re celebrating members of our Caterpillar team who have worked here for 50 years. When asked to share their thoughts on what has made an impact on them during their career – their responses were full of pride. Pride in their work, pride in their teams and pride in what our products and services make possible.

Take a peek at their responses.

Take a look at what Caterpillar looked like when these three employees started working here.

MANFRED
SURFACE MINING & TECHNOLOGY, GERMANY

Q: What been your favorite part about working at Caterpillar?
A: My favorite part about working at Caterpillar is working with machines. When I was a child, I already played with miniature forklift trucks. Today I can still do this – but in reality. Working outside and see our shovels leave our premises and to see the business is going is always motivating.

GARY
MATERIALS HANDLING & UNDERGROUND, ILLINOIS, USA

Q: What is your motto?
A: “Give it 100% every day. Never say you can’t do a job. If you don’t know how, figure it out.”

ROBERT (BOB)
ADVANCED COMPONENTS MANUFACTURING, ILLINOIS, USA

What been your favorite part about working at Caterpillar?
A: I owe my entire livelihood to Caterpillar, working here has afforded me the opportunity to take care of my family and put my children through college.


Are You Caterpillar Smart?

Think you can score a 10 out of 10 on this fun quiz to prove how "Caterpillar Smart" you are?

Learn More

Why Caterpillar?

We know that a decision to work for Caterpillar is a commitment of time and talent. In return, we work to provide a rewarding environment and experience for our teammates. 

Learn More