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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 – 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.
1957 - This simple but powerfully worded pledge had the heart and soul of Caterpillar people in it. This poster was displayed in front of Caterpillar's 1957 CONEXPO exhibit.