#ICYMI: People

December 16, 2015

Every day, all day, there’s no shortage of news and information coming at us from all directions. Emails. Social media. Search engines. Online and print newspapers. Magazines and newsletters. And hopefully caterpillar.com!

It’s really difficult to keep up with it all, but we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up several of our most noteworthy stories of the year that feature our people … in case you missed them when they were first published.

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Caterpillar Employee for 15 Years, Tractor Enthusiast Forever

Kevin Jarboe has been with Caterpillar for 15 years and a “tractor enthusiast” for as long as he can remember. An unlikely stroke at a young age almost cost Kevin his life, but didn’t dampen his spirits … or his determination to own and operate a piece of antique Cat® equipment. Be sure to read Kevin’s inspiring story.



East Peoria Security Team: From Fire Brigade to Certified Specialists

In the days of Holt and Best, each Caterpillar campus had its own fire brigade. Security technology has come a long way since then, and our employees have stayed on the cutting edge. Three members of East Peoria’s security team recently recounted some of their most interesting work days. You don’t want to miss their story.



Innovating in HR

HR is often stereotyped as cold, corporate and hard to do business with. Chief Human Resources Officer Kim Hauer and the Human Services Division want to make HR at Caterpillar different – they want to take HR from transactional to interactional, while keeping pace with today’s technology. Learn about some of the ways they’re adapting to the changing needs of the workplace.



Oberhelman: Another Satisfied Customer

In March, several employees in our Athens, Georgia facility welcomed their then newest customer – CEO Doug Oberhelman. The K2 Family Small Track-Type Tractor team presented Doug with his newly purchased Cat® D5K2 LGP. Learn why Doug decided the D5K2 was the right machine for him and see photos from his visit to Athens here.




Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina smashed in the United States Gulf Coast, devastating New Orleans. But the people affected were bigger than anything Mother Nature could throw at them. Learn how Caterpillar people, the Caterpillar Foundation and local Cat dealer Louisiana Cat have shown support for the region during the last decade.



Caterpillar Victoria Team Supports Troops and Warrior’s Weekend

For four years, employees in Victoria, Texas, have volunteered at Warrior’s Weekend, a series of events in South Texas that honors wounded veterans and their families. This summer, Fortune magazine named event founder and Caterpillar employee Ron Kocian as one of the “Heroes of the 500” for his dedication to the cause. Read the full story and see pictures from Warrior’s Weekend here.



Real Cat Folks

Caterpillar employees are real people. With real families. Real pasts. Real dreams. And real stories. We’re sharing those stories with the world. Visit caterpillar.com/RealCatFolks to see dozens of already published profiles, and check back weekly for updates.



#ICYMI Series

It’s really difficult to keep up with all of the news coming at us every day, but we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up the top Caterpillar announcements and stories of the year … in case you missed them.

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Real Cat Folk

Real Cat Folks features mini portraits of employees and retirees that showcase the rich diversity of our Caterpillar community. Check back weekly to see the latest profiles.

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