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From the Vault

Check back weekly for stories about Caterpillar's history

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.

MEXICO HISTORY MEXICO HISTORY

MEXICO HISTORY

2020 - From massive infrastructure projects to manufacturing milestones – check out our history in Mexico and find out some incredible moments of above and beyond service.

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DIGGING HISTORY

2020 – B.C. Heacock may not be a name many people recognize, but his influence and vision is still felt today at Caterpillar. Corporate Archivist Lee Fosburgh digs into history with Rusty Dunn to tell the untold story of Caterpillar President B.C. “Claude” Heacock.

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ONE GOAL

1957 - This simple but powerfully worded pledge had the heart and soul of Caterpillar people in it. This poster was displayed in front of Caterpillar's 1957 CONEXPO exhibit.

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WORLDWIDE NETWORK

2000 – Since 1967, Zahid Tractor Co. has been the Cat® dealer in Saudi Arabia. They have played pivotal role in the development of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure.

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Each week we open our vault to share stories of our people and products over the last 90+ years.

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Visit the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club website to learn more about the organization, connect with other members, and find out more about upcoming events and meetings.

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