In the spring of 1925, the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company merged and formed the new Caterpillar Tractor Company. Caterpillar was originally headquartered in San Leandro, CA but relocated to Peoria, IL in 1930. Peoria also became a manufacturing hub for Caterpillar, with four major manufacturing plants in the area doing everything from manufacturing engines to assembling tractors.
Manufacturing plants can very easily be hazardous places. Some of the most common hazards are: slip, trip and fall hazards; confined spaces; heavy machinery; and dangerous chemicals. Caterpillar is committed to the safety of its employees and works to minimize the hazards within its manufacturing plants. To help mitigate slip hazards throughout the Peoria area plants, Caterpillar turned to SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring for a variety of projects.