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Our Legacy

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.

TIE TO OUR PAST


1967 – Caterpillar promotional necktie with our former logo.

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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE


2017 - Caterpillar is a proud sponsor of International Women's Day, and we celebrate the many contributions of women around the world. Learn the early story of how woman entered the workplace at Caterpillar.

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MAKING HISTORY IN VIETNAM


1995 - Built in the 1930s, this Cat D13000 Marine Engine was the oldest working Cat engine in Vietnam.

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DAM BUILDING IN INDIA


1964 – Cat products helped construct the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in India.

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