#ICYMI 2018: Milestones & Anniversaries

December 17, 2018

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

It's difficult to keep up with it all, but we've got you covered. We've highlighted some of our most noteworthy announcements from 2018… in case you missed the stories when they were first published.

Hard to believe 2018 is in the rear-view mirror, but it’s been an exciting year with celebrated milestones and noteworthy happenings. Here are a few we remember.

We delivered three consecutive quarters of record profit per share.

We marked 25 years of paying higher dividends to shareholders – many of whom are employees!

Our Pontiac facility marked 40 years of operations in the local community.

The Cat® D10 dozer celebrated 40 years.

The Cat® D5 dozer turned 50 years old.

Our Technical Information Center (TIC) celebrated 80 years of service.

Perkins celebrated 85 years.

Solar Turbines celebrated 90 years.

It was Caterpillar’s 93rd birthday! Happy Birthday to us!

One Thousand.
We celebrated the manufacture of the 1,000th Cat 797 Mining Truck – the only mining truck in the size class to reach the 1,000 milestone.

Five Thousand.
The 5,000th Cat 793 Mining Truck rolled off the line in Decatur, Illinois.

Ten Thousand.
Our Victoria, Texas, facility celebrated the 10,000th excavator to roll off its assembly line.

Forty Thousand.
40,000th large dozer rolled off production line in East Peoria, IL.

Fifty Thousand.
The Articulated Trucks/Peterlee UK team completed delivery of the 50,000th articulated truck.


And, we’re looking forward to making more milestones and memories with you in 2019. Happy New Year!