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    Our Legacy

    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.

    Our History

    Over the last century we’ve grown with our customers. We’ve changed together as the world has changed: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving. When customers choose our products, services and solutions today, they also gain nearly 100 years of experience and expertise.?

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    A Glimpse into Our Corporate Archives

    Our Corporate Archives team has the important role of telling, preserving and showcasing Caterpillar’s history and the role our equipment, customers and people have played in projects around the world.??

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    Featured from our Heritage Collection

    Each week we open our vault to share stories of our people and products over the last 95+ years. Check out our most recent features here, or view the collection.

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    1925 - Caterpillar dealer marketing ephemera from a former dealership in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Ataturk Dam Dam Construction Project, 1987. Ataturk Dam Dam Construction Project, 1987.


    1987 – Cat? off-highway trucks haul material night and day during the construction of the Ataturk Dam in Turkey.

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    Trackson Cable Track, 1933. Trackson Cable Track, 1933.


    This year we celebrated our 95th anniversary – let’s go back in time to see highlights from Caterpillar in the 1930s.

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    RUSSIA 1930

    Leonard Fletcher joined Caterpillar in 1927, bringing with him 12 years of valuable experience in the agricultural field. Hear in his own words how he first headed agricultural sales and was then sent to represent the company in Europe, particularly Russia.

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    Celebrating 95 Years

    Together, we’ve built a rich history over the past 95 years. Take a few minutes to celebrate the amazing people who built this company one breakthrough at a time and the incredible customers who have changed the world with our products and solutions.

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    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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