Caterpillar Teams Show Excellence in Action

October 6, 2017

Every day at Caterpillar, our employees are making a difference in their communities, collaborating on new solutions for our customers, and preparing for the future. Read their stories below and find out how we’re building our future upon a strong legacy of amazing products and dedicated people.

Safety in Action: Employees Locate Co-worker Following Earthquake

The safety of our employees is crucial. Day in and day out, we want to ensure that our facilities are safe so that people can go home at the end of the day without injuries or accidents. So when the news that an earthquake hit Sichuan, China, and the procurement team realized that’s where their team member Alex Wu and his family were vacationing, they went above and beyond to make sure his family were safe. What a relief it was to his team members when they were able to reach Alex and learn that none in his family were injured during the earthquake.

China Team Welcomes BICES Visitors to the Age of Smart Iron

At the Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar (BICES), employees welcomed more than 100,000 visitors to the Age of Smart Iron. BICES is the largest and most prominent construction industry tradeshow in Asia this year. Highlights of this year’s exhibit were the Next Generation Hydraulic Excavator and presentations about Belt and Road projects involving Caterpillar participation.

Asteroid Mining?

Eric Reiners, automation & site technologies program manager, talked with the Marketplace Tech podcast about why Caterpillar is working with NASA on technology used at remote mining sites on Earth – technology that could someday be used to mine on asteroids. Check out the podcast here. You can hear Eric 10 minutes into the episode.

Earlier this year, Caterpillar hosted the final round of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.

Employees and Products Make Their Mark in Campo Largo

Last month, 2,000 people participated in the 2nd annual “Run and Walk for Good Living,” which had trails passing by the Caterpillar plant in Campo Largo, Brazil. The free event, sponsored by Caterpillar through the Sports Incentive Law, promotes the practice of sports activities and quality of life. See video from the race here.

During last month’s Independence Day Parade in Campo Largo, “capolarguenses” filled the streets to celebrate pride for their country and the valorization of life. Cat® machines, which have been manufactured in the city for six years, were part of the parade. 

In It to Win It

Over the summer, 40 interns within the Finance Service Division fought for the title in the 2017 Summer Intern Case Competition. Six different teams of interns worked with Caterpillar employee coaches to prepare a solution regarding the best way to lower accounts receivables balance and day sales in receivables. 

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Beyond the Numbers: CFO Brad Halverson Meets Engineer Kevin Jarboe

CFO Brad Halverson visited Kevin Jarboe, a Caterpillar engineer and antique equipment enthusiast. An unlikely stroke at a young age almost cost Kevin his life. Kevin's drive to get well turned into a drive to succeed.

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