Customer Stories

Measure of Success: Technology Helps Excavating Contractor Meet Tight Tolerances

Excavation is a precise business. Tolerances are tight, many times .02-inch or less. To be successful, contractors must utilize machines equipped to efficiently meet projects specs with no rework.

TEC, Inc. (Tatum Excavating Company), Texarkana, Texas, utilizes Cat® machines and services to help meet demanding tolerances and better measure machine operation and efficiency.

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Bridging the Gap: The Lane Construction Corporation Overcomes Obstacles in Completing Segment of Mountain Parkway

Locals refer to it as “The Missing Link,” a 1.65-mile stretch in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains that for years has proved an obstacle to completing a key segment of the envisioned 72-mile national scenic road called the Foothills Parkway.

Previous attempts to construct the gap in the Parkway were abandoned before completion, as ravines and rocky ridges created engineering obstacles.

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Power as Secure as Fort Knox

As every school kid knows, the impregnable U.S. Bullion Depository here guards the U.S. government’s largest reserve of gold. How large is it? Well that’s where those big numbers come in handy. The sealed underground vaults at Fort Knox hold roughly 147 million ounces of gold, according to the latest report from the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service. At today’s prices, that’s about $175 billion worth of the precious metal.

Trillions of cubic feet of natural gas trapped beneath Fort Knox are now fueling Cat® generator sets, which provide prime and standby power for the base and – through a process known as combined heat and power – heat and cool the installation’s 400-bed hospital as well.

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