Customer Stories

CAPTAIN JOSH TEMPLE RELIES ON CAT® POWERED VESSEL TO SHATTER FISHING RECORD

At the start of the 2014 sport-fishing season in February, Captain Josh Temple of Primetime Adventures set out with a clear goal for the season: to break the current previous world record of 422 blue marlins tagged in the Pacific Ocean in a year. Powering Captain Josh and his crew through their record-breaking season has been the Carol Libby, a 60 foot Spencer SpAmerican (hybrid Spencer and American Custom Yachts) vessel equipped with Cat® marine engines and generator sets.

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CAT® SKID STEER STANDARD SECURITY SYSTEM HELPS RECOVER STOLEN MACHINES

Small and compact machines are susceptible to theft because they’re easy to transport and often hold high resale value. Cygnus Business Media’s 2014 Construction Theft Survey reports that 83 percent of construction equipment owners were victims of theft and 64 percent never recovered the equipment. In fact, one company’s experience with machine theft led to a complete overhaul in fleet management strategy. Ideker Inc., a family-owned construction operation based in St. Joseph, Missouri, has had two machines stolen in the last 12 months.

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TECHNOLOGY FACILITATES "MANUFACTURING DISCIPLINE" IN MINING

The days of rapid expansion in mining are over for the current market cycle, according to a recent article in Financial Times magazine. Mining reporter James Wilson says that cost cutting and productivity improvements now rule the day. But, he says, the mining industry has already taken the easy steps by laying off staff and contractors and cutting budgets for exploration.

Now, miners are having to work harder to find additional gains. Wilson talked to a number of mining industry players to find out what they're doing to achieve those gains and discovered that technology, especially information and connectivity technologies, are leading the way.

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