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Speak Up!/Listen Up! for Construction, a new safety training tool


Release Number: 390PR13

Caterpillar introduces Speak Up!/Listen Up! for Construction, a new safety training tool customized for the construction industry and developed in collaboration with 16 of the world's leading contractors including Atkinson Construction, Granite and Kiewit Corporation. The training materials are designed to foster safe work environments by helping employees overcome the anxiety that can be associated with giving or receiving safety-related feedback. The complete package includes videos, presentation materials, handouts and a facilitator's guide. All content has been tailored to reflect the specific challenges and risks inherent in a construction environment.

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Caterpillar to Sponsor the SkillsUSA Opening Ceremony

Sponsorship of SkillsUSA's 2013 National Leadership and Skills Conference Opening Ceremony

SkillsUSA will return to Kansas City, June 24-28, 2013 for its 49th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. Quality career and technical education and training will be the centerpiece of the conference.

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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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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.

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