Caterpillar brought its iconic yellow iron to the White House as part of “Made in America.” It’s an event to showcase products created and manufactured in the United States.
The construction equipment manufacturer solely represented Illinois.
A 966M wheel loader, built in Aurora, Illinois was among other American-made products at the event.
Caterpillar’s CEO Jim Umpleby says:
“Caterpillar is proud to represent Illinois and showcase this wheel loader as just one example of the skill and craftsmanship of our employees.” “We appreciate the President’s dedication to manufacturing industries and the men and women who build and deliver some of the finest products in the world. Caterpillar has a substantial presence across the country — operations in 19 states, approximately 70 facilities, a workforce of 48,500, the tremendous strength of the independent Cat dealer network supporting customers in all 50 states and a supplier base of more than 15,000 companies. We welcome the opportunity to continue working with the Trump Administration on policies that will increase economic growth.”