Customer Stories

Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Center Committed to Quality and Reliability

When it comes to electric power generation, renewable biogas energy or natural gas applications, customers want a quality product they can rely on, year in and year out. To meet power needs at hospitals, data centers, landfills, greenhouses, commercial businesses and manufacturing facilities, facility managers worldwide all share a common goal. They want high reliability, low owning and operating costs from their generator sets and superior product support.

At the Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Center (LEC) in Lafayette, Ind., a coordinated approach is taken at every level to ensure quality, reliability and a high degree of engagement with each customer — whether it’s planning a factory visit or testing a generator set prior to delivery.

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Autonomous Haulage: Making Mining Safer and More Productive Today

Ask a group of non-miners to imagine a fleet of large trucks that come when called, position themselves for loading, then move away to their assigned dump locations—all without a single operator on board—and they’ll think it’s science fiction. But pose that same scenario to a gathering of miners, and they’ll tell you autonomous mining is quickly becoming a reality in many operations.

That’s because autonomous solutions can improve safety, equipment availability and overall productivity on any mine site without machine operators sitting in the cab. That’s particularly important for remote operations where attracting and retaining skilled labor is a challenge. Autonomous equipment also reduces the chances for injury by limiting the number of people working around moving equipment while enhancing equipment availability and overall productivity.

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Dolese Bros. Co. Builds Legacy of Safety Culture Excellence

More than a decade has passed since long-time company leader Roger Dolese’s death, but his legacy as a conservationist endures. Under Mr. Dolese’s leadership, nature would not be compromised for business growth. If the most efficient path to prosperity was through a tree, he demanded a work-around. His successors remain true to that conviction and to this day scrutinize every project accordingly.

“When I first came here, I was in a meeting and suggested clearing some trees in order to help production in one of our plants,” said Mark Helm, CEO. “I thought I was going to get strung up, that I would even mention such a thing.”

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Contractor of the Year: Idle Time

See how Landon Floyd found new ways to improve fuel efficiency on his jobsite.