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Cat is Where it's at


Cat8-25August 24, 2011 – I am blogging live this week from Milwaukee, where Caterpillar is hosting a media event for the mining industry trade press to formally celebrate the approval of its acquisition of Bucyrus earlier this year. Also with me at this event are Steve Fiscor, editor of Coal Age and Engineering and Mining Journal; and Oscar Martinez, editor of Equipo Minero, all sister publications of Rock Products underneath the Mining Media International umbrella. The merger of Cat and Bucyrus allows Caterpillar to supply mining sized machines to the world market. In addition, the expertise of the former Bucyrus employees adds a new layer to the already substantial talent pool at Cat. Milwaukee will be the home base for Caterpillar Global Mining. The accompanying picture shows a panel discussion with Caterpillar executives. Speaking is David P.Bozeman, Cat's vice president, operations.