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CLAAS reflects on first 100 years of innovations

OMAHA, Neb. – Over the last century, CLAAS has evolved from a small manufacturer of straw binders into a global leader of agricultural implement innovations. 

August Claas founded the company in 1913 in Germany, and was soon joined by his three brothers – Bernhard, Franz Jr. and Theo -- to form the company “Gerbuder Claas.” In 1921, the “knotter” was patented as a device designed to create perfect knots. Over the next 90 years, the knotter would go on to become the hallmark of CLAAS.

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New Discovery Channel Show "Machines of Glory" Showcases Cat Equipment

On December 30th, the Discovery Channel premiered its new competition show "Machines of Glory". Each 1-hour long show features three crews of highly-skilled machine operators battling it out to prove who is king of the construction world. Cat Equipment, Lift Trucks and Vocational Equipment will be featured throughout the episodes, shown in unique challenges to test the skills of even the most experienced operators. You can read more about the show here, and see some videos on You Tube here.

Innovation Demonstrated at Caterpillar Press Event

Caterpillar introduced several new technologies to national and international media recently at is facilities in Peoria, Ill. These technologies included a new more fuel efficient wheel loader, a hybrid excavator and Tier IV Final.

The event included a tour of the new Caterpillar Visitor Center. Caterpillar invested more than $52 million into the 50,000 sq. ft. facility and the new Peoria Riverfront Museum projects, which acheived LEED Gold Status.

The new visitor's center allows for self-guided journeys of Caterpillar's products, history, acheivments and opportunities through interactive displays and exhibits. Visitors have the power to unleash their inner engineer and design their very own Cat machine, or hop onto a simulator and see firsthand what it's like to operate a Caterpillar excavator, dozer or loader. A heritage gallery displays a Caterpillar D8 tractor and informs of the company's milestones, while at the Caterpillar Jobsite Theater promotes job opportunities at the company.

To continue reading the full article, you can access the full PDF here. The article begins on page 8 and continues on Page 34.

"Win a Cat Truck" Content Winner Announced

Fourth Generation Family Business Takes Home Grand Prize in “Win a Cat® Truck” Contest

In the Win A Cat® Truck contest that ultimately drew more than 300 entries and 47,500 votes, LPA Marine of Peaks Island, Maine, came out on top—winning a brand-new Cat CT660 Vocational Truck, the first in a full line of vocational trucks from Caterpillar.

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