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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.
1926 – This early advertisement illustrates how, since our beginning, Caterpillar machines have played a roll in everyday life across the globe. From breakfast time to sundown our machines are there.See Full Size Image
2019 - Learn how in 1965 inertia welders, using a new welding process developed by Caterpillar engineers, were first marketed by Caterpillar for a wide range of industrial uses.Full Story