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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.


                            SATISFIED CUSTOMER

                            c. 1950 – Our customers come from all around the world, as in this image of a Caterpillar customer posing with his trusty motor grader in Spain.

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                            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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                            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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                            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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