Caterpillar celebrates 100 years in East Peoria, Ill.

02/16/2010 | Peoria Journal Star (Ill.)

Caterpillar is celebrating its 100th anniversary in East Peoria, Ill., where 12 employees first began building tractors developed by Holt Manufacturing Co. That East Peoria plant eventually manufactured the company's first motor grader, pipelayer and wheeled tractor and produced the first diesel engine. Today, Caterpillar has more than 90,000 employees worldwide.

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