Tag: caterpillar

Construction Techniques

Remote Operation Coming to More Caterpillar Equipment

November 17, 2021

Via: ENR

The risks posed to heavy equipment operators in certain situations can often limit the type of work they can perform. Hazardous materials, unstable subsurfaces and other site conditions can limit where machines can be deployed. Caterpillar has sought to address […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Citing tariffs, Caterpillar lays off 120 temp workers in Texas

November 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The OEM, seen as an economic bellwether for the construction industry, has been affected not only indirectly by its customers’ worries over a U.S.-China trade war, but also directly by an increase in tariffs. In July, Caterpillar said it paid […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

Caterpillar had to raise prices in light of tariffs last quarter

July 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in 2018 had a significant effect on Caterpillar, with Bonfield last year citing material costs up 2% due to higher steel prices, but the effects appear to be stabilizing now. “It’s now been a […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

Caterpillar acquires equipment rental, tech startup Yard Club

May 9, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

While Yard Club started out as an equipment sharing company, it has shifted some focus to management tools for those renting or leasing equipment, including maintenance, scheduling and inspection-related functions. Still, according to the company, its platform handled $120 million […]