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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
Email: Email Caterpillar

Caterpillar Facts

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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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Joicelyn Springer May 26, 2017 at 10:46 am

I am hoping that someone actually reads these posts and responds in kind. I was let go from the seguin plant in August of 2016. I have since started collecting early retirement social security. Events in my life recently have made it necessary to obtain another job. I heard around town that caterpillar was working 7 days a week because of demand. So I figured I would go back to work and make enough money to pull myself out of the hole. I was shocked when manpower informed me that they had my name in red meaning no rehire ! The reason they let me go was because they had done a random drug test on me and a doctor called me and said that I had the in my system ! I was shocked because I don’t smoke pot. I had been to a friends house the weekend before and they were all smoking but I didn’t. Later I found out that some cookies I had eaten had been laced with it, that someone had brought to the barbecue. I have a friend that said he had tested positive for something called Ice and they said he could be rehired. I am wondering what is the difference especially since I know how to do so many stations and was the only one on my team to get an above average evaluation when the last one came around. I’m not the type to miss work and always help other people on the line to keep it moving and I don’t appreciate having a mark on my record for such a small mistake even if I had smoked pot intentionally. I would appreciate it if someone responded to this post.


Jackie Richmond October 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

I was laid of or what they call a reduction in work force from the NLR Arkansas facility in Aug 2016.
Like you i went thru there temp agency when they started to hire only to find out I was not eligible for re hire, but no explinationexplanation of why.
I started when the plant first opened
I worked for the company for 6 1/2 years I was a team lead.
They didn’t let go people that had stole time from the company a team lead or sexually harrassed another employee .
They pride there self on integrity but they have none. They play favorites and lie to employees.
Now don’t think I’m a disgruntled employee because I’m not.
I tell the truth how I see it.
They have there pets and everyone sees it.
We may be in the south but were not STUPID.
We work out bitts off and they treat us like crap.
They bend the rules when they want. And stand in front of everyone and lie. Every since they put the management in place they have now the integrity of the company has dropped.


Jacqueline Pearce January 26, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Hello I have a few things you might want to check out in the Athens plant in Georgia… we were so proud to say we were working for Caterpillar.. was on night shift a year and half Happy day to finally get days So excited, first day went great.. next day 20 seconds late Took me to hr made me stay home 5 days … came back with my head up ( it was hard but loved my job and very embarrassed) then in the next 5 days they left everyone in a station kept changing mine , you are suppose to stay in one station for 6 months … I did everything right for the first 5 finally on the six I made my first mistake and after lunch I was out the door in minutes! I think this was hassment and rude and someone who thinks he has to much power‼️‼️‼️ You really need to check this out at Athens.. The other workers couldn’t say anything it was right before the holidays! I don’t think you would condone this kind of treatment of anyone in your family of Catepillar family ‼️Thank you so much .


rosa shelton July 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Quick question on the new cat 125 forklift rough terrain at any time should the mass of ur forklift be able. Touch the outriggers on the forklift


David faust October 25, 2015 at 1:31 am

Tell me why you ladies and gentlemen would have a pot smoker in the faculty driving forklifts. Aren’t you guys a smoke free work place according to your employee Calvin Hoover it isn’t


David faust October 25, 2015 at 1:33 am

That just doesn’t sit well with me, it makes me wonder how many more that maybe during the same thing.


Sheldon Kiroff April 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

To: Douglas R. Oberhelman
From: Sheldon Kiroff
Subj: Particle Acceleration
Date: April 15, 2015

Mr. Oberhelman;

Recently I have tried to contact your research and development department concerning a combustion chamber design. It accelerates the deflagrating speed of fuel by 20% – 50% depending on the operating rpm.

This technology works on a proven law of physics which is centripetal particle acceleration. The problem, until now, has been this has been an elusive application with a gas. Ironically we have had the device in front of us since we first recognized symmetrical converging wave forms accelerate in speed.

I have tested this for several years now and know that it works. I am seeking a sponsor to deliver this to a real world application. As for the patent, I am confident we can reach a very easy agreement before your company invests one moment or one dollar.

It is this easy to apply. Simply re-sleeve the cylinder with a sleeve .250″ wall thickness. In the top .150″ of this sleeve, lathe a cone that extends from .150″ on the inside of the sleeve wall to .0″ on the outside wall of sleeve. (insert sleeve) This conical design is now the combustion chamber. Now simply re-piston the engine with a dome piston (to help raise compression). Now downsize the valves to clear the sleeve and that is all there is to converting a diesel engine to a prototype with this chamber design. (of course the actual measurements will vary depending on desired compression ratios)

As you can see, all the heat and pressure is going to be at the outside ring of this chamber which allows for a symmetrical, circular ignition and hence, a symmetrical converging wave of energy.

While this wave form only occurs for a moment at the beginning of the power stroke, it occurs at a critical time as the crank is perpendicular to the piston and this added torque greatly increases efficiency, again, 20% – 50% depending on engine rpm.

Please contact me as soon as you can concerning this technology.

Thank You and Sincerely,

Sheldon Kiroff


Juan C. Espinosa April 9, 2015 at 6:14 pm

I’m looking for my former boss. Kevin Gideon. would like for him to contact me and get in touch with me. thanks.


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.


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.


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!!!!!


Badr Yadan July 30, 2014 at 6:51 pm

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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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