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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.
2020 - Excavators are called the Swiss Army knife of a jobsite – and for good reason. Let’s go behind the scenes with a few folks who know the incredible story and history of the machine better than most.
1944 - Patricia Manning Langenberg was a Caterpillar employee and pioneer – a time during the World War II era when women were called to fill jobs typically been held by men.
1969 – Caterpillar equipment has been on display at CONEXPO/CON-AGG, formerly known as the road show, for almost 95 years. This archival photo shows the Caterpillar display in 1969.