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Caterpillar Visitors Center opens doors Oct. 20

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October 18, 2012 by On-Site staff

Caterpillar Inc. is ready to open the doors to a new building that will share the company’s long history with the world.

The Caterpillar Visitors Center will open on Oct. 20 and offers guests a chance to learn about the company’s history, dating back to the 1905 Holt steam track-type tractor, as well as an opportunity to check out a restored, antique Caterpillar Model Twenty Tractor – the first tractor model created after the formation of Caterpillar in 1925.

The centre cost more than $10 million to construct and is equipped with a variety of interactive exhibits, including: a theatre inside a two-storey Cat 797 truck that offers a virtual ride into a mine site; equipment simulators; a design/engineering area for designing Cat machines; various types of equipment on display and an on-site Cat Merchandise Center.

Visitors also get a chance to learn about the hundreds of career options available at Caterpillar and the latest Cat technology.

The centre is located at 110 SW Washington St. in Peoria, Ill, close to Caterpillar’s world headquarters.

For more information on the Caterpillar Visitors Center, click here.