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Caterpillar Corporate Office

Caterpillar Corporate Office Address

Caterpillar Inc.
100 NE Adams St
Peoria, IL 61629

Contact Caterpillar

Phone Number: (309) 675-1000
Fax Number: (309) 675-6620
Website: http://www.caterpillar.com
Email: Email Caterpillar

Executives

CEO: Douglas R. Oberhelman
CFO: Brad Halverson
COO: Edward Rapp

Caterpillar History

Caterpillar began in the early 1900s when Benjamin Holt developed tracks to keep tractors from sinking into soft soil.

In 1909, Holt sold his first “caterpillar”, a name which was inspired by a photographer.

In 1910, Holt opened a factory in East Peoria, Illinois.  The company headquarters remains there today.

The tractors were utilized heavily in World War I but the end of the war left the company with excess inventory which was too heavy duty for farm use.

Benjamin Holt died in 1920.

In 1925, Holt Caterpillar merged with C.L. Best to form the Caterpillar Tractor Company.

In 1986, the company name was changed to Caterpillar Inc.

In 1999, the company built a factory in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Today, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment.

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Robert September 13, 2014 at 1:21 am

Where is your investment back into the construction industry?

British-based construction machinery giant JCB has broken ground on the project to build a new golf course at its Staffordshire base.

Designed by architect Robin Hiseman of European Golf Design, the 7,150 yard course will occupy a 240 acre site just to the south of JCB’s world headquarters in Rocester. When completed in 2018, the company expects to create up to 100 jobs in groundscare and hospitality.

Earlier this week, JCB chairman Lord Anthony Bamford marked the start of work on the project as a 36 tonne JCB JS360 tracked excavator officially cut the first sod of earth on the site. A total of ten JCB machines will shift half a million tonnes of earth between now and next June when the first stage of the project, which involves profiling and contouring of the site, will be completed.

Sand-heavy soil amelioration is a key part of this process: architect Hiseman said that around 36km of drainage pipe, along with ground shaping to include swales, ditches and catch basins, will be included in the construction, to ensure the course, which will sit on heavy soil, will play fast and firm. When finished, the golf course will be the biggest marketing tool available to digger maker JCB in its 69-year history.

Bamford said: “My vision for this golf course is for it to build an even stronger awareness of the JCB brand around the world and help drive increased demand for our products. It’s wonderful to see the plans start to come to life and I look forward to its completion in 2018.”

At the heart of the development is Woodseat Hall, an 18th century mansion currently in ruins, but which will have a new lease of life under plans to renovate it as the course clubhouse, complete with spa and leisure facilities and five-star hotel-style accommodation for JCB guests from across the world.

The new golf course will be made available mainly to JCB’s network of 770 global dealers. It will be used to drive business growth, helping to build relationships with new customers and strengthen relationships with existing customers. Upon completion, golf days will become a feature of the wider JCB visitor experience, which already includes factory visits, the ‘Story of JCB’ exhibition and machine demonstrations. The company also hopes to attract the European Tour to its course.

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Dawn September 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

I am so ashamed right now of cat they say they are family but not really. even if you go to the union you are just jerked around because hey you are just a number and supervisors don’t LIE. HA so be careful guys once a female co-worker targets you just say goodbye. jarod mcpeak is the supervisor and if he finds out his little play time with females you are targeted. even if you are in the hospitol oh well.

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robert folds August 4, 2014 at 4:33 am

I worked for caterpillar forest products in lagrange, ga. for 10 mths. I loved my job until I started being targeted after breaking my finger. even with a broken finger I finished my shift and came right back to work after having it splinted. then came the problems, I started getting written up for weld quality….. issues that other welders have made but were not written up for. I was even written up for weld quality on a repair that I haven’t even finished before being written up. then they terminate my employment and lock me out of the cws system so that now I cant even get my pay stubs that are required for my special needs daughters ssi case worker. I used to be a big supporter of caterpillar and loved the company but after this treatment I will never fill that way again!!!!!

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sherri May 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Watch out working for this company in Arkansas! They have no AWFUL security and only 2 cameras and they allow people to come on to their “public parking” lot and steal an employees trailer and all their equipment. And their response is “we can’t help you, there’s nothing we can do”!!! What a shady company to work for that will not even post a picture of the Silver dodge truck that stole it. But they sure brag about all the money they save. My husband works his tail off to make ends meet and this company just blew him off.

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C.Straus May 12, 2014 at 9:19 pm

I just read an article about Caterpillar banking 85% of their assets in Switzerland in order to avoid paying 2.4 billion in taxes in the US. Here on this page you proudly post your history. You make high quality equipment, you have a proud American history… what a shameful way for you to conduct your business. Paying your fair share to the country that helped make you who you are is the honorable way to pay into the system. I am so sorry that you allowed greed to overtake your financial integrity.

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Carol Schmitz May 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

Weiser would like to help Caterpillar to lower your security costs. We provide uniformed security officers as well as advanced technology (Virtual Guards). Please forward to your team’s head of Security. Thank you.
Carol Schmitz
Senior Vice President
WEISER SECURITY SERVICES, INC.

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rob g April 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

We are a current supplier to CAT Tunnel Operations in Toronto
would like to speak to some in purchasing for additional opportunities re machining.
519-824-XXXX
Thanks

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Julie Miller October 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I Am a account manager for a courier co. called safe transportation and I would love to offer our services to your company. We pick-up and Deliver packages ,lab,specimans,ect if our service is need please email me and i will contact you Asap. thank you so much.

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angie speer September 10, 2013 at 11:16 am

I need a phone number for corporate human resources. I have tried our local human resources I need corporate number. Thank you

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joyce gaines August 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm

looking for the department manager for transportation shipping and receiviing
would like to be placed on vendors list heavy haul hot shot we have trucks for all transport needs.
joyce gaines
910 885-2013
jill roberts
225-278-2374

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