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At day’s end, O’Neil Himel parks his Cat® skid steer loader in the back yard, hoses it down, covers it up and puts his chief security officer to work. “I trust Rin Tin Tin to keep an eye on it,” says Himel who runs a one-man dirt moving operation in southern Louisiana.

Rin Tin Tin is not the only one watching out for Himel’s machine. “My Cat dealer always has my back,” he explains. “I’m just one guy, but I get the same attention as any other customer. If I ever have a problem, they get right on it.”

Problems are rare however because Himel upgrades his skid steer loader annually, financing it with Cat Financial. “I like to run a new machine and they make it easy for me to do that. I’m on my 10th one now, and every one’s been better than the last.”

He says he sticks with what he likes because his machine “can be anything I need it to be. Today I’ve got a grading job. Tomorrow I’ll cut grass. The day after that I’ll haul trash or break cement or drag stumps around.”

Whatever the day brings, Himel is ready—with the machine, work tools and support he needs to build a successful business.


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Matt Veerkamp was born the year his dad launched Doug Veerkamp General Engineering Inc. By the time he was 10 he was helping in the service shop, and by age 12 he was digging septic systems—even though he wasn’t quite tall enough to reach the pedals.

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Forty Years of Enduring Commitment

The first Cat® pipelayers arrived in China 40 years ago to help develop an efficient transportation network for the country’s growing oil production base. The year was 1975.

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