Caterpillar Tractor Co. Renamed Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Tractor Company, headquartered in Peoria, 111., recently became Caterpillar Inc. following approval of the name at the annual meeting. Also, the company's state of incorporation has been changed from California to Delaware as a result of the shareholders' action.

"Caterpillar Inc. better reflects the type of business we have become," said chairman of the board George Schaefer. "In the 1920s we were a tractor company. Today we offer far more. In addition to tractors, we provide engines, lift trucks, paving equipment, and many other products and service," he said. The corporate name change reflects the existing and growing diversity of the Caterpillar enterprise.

Caterpillar's Engine Division manufactures engines for earthmoving and construction machines; onhighway trucks; marine, petroleum, agricultural, industrial, and other applications; electric power generaton systems; and related parts. Cat diesel and spark-ignited engines meet power needs ranging from 85 to 6,000 bhp; and in generator set configurations, from 50 to 4,800 kw.

Caterpillar products are manfactured in 16 plants in the U.S. and 14 plants overseas. Four factories in the U.S. are involved primarily in the production of diesel and sparkignited gas engines for incorporation into the company's machines and for sale to other equipment manufacturers and dealers.

Caterpillar engines are sold worldwide through independent dealers, and to other manufacturers for use in products produced by them. The Cat dealer network consists of almost 100 located in the U.S. and some 130 located abroad.

Worldwide these dealers have more than 1,000 places of business.

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