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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.

CONEXPO HISTORY CONEXPO HISTORY

CONEXPO HISTORY

2020 - From 1,500 attendees to nearly 150,000 today, the show we know as CONEXPO/CON-AGG has roots over 100 years old. Find out how it all began and the memorable moments along the way.

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PRICE IS RIGHT PRICE IS RIGHT

PRICE IS RIGHT

1906 - Holt Manufacturing Co. price list. This document predates Holt’s invention of the world-famous Caterpillar track-type tractor.

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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 DIGGING HISTORY

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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Explore Our History

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

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ACMOC

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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