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CEO: James W. Owens
Address: 100 N.E. Adams St.
Peoria, IL 61629
With 60% of its business outside North America, Caterpillar's geographic diversity helped the world's biggest heavy equipment maker withstand the U.S. economic slowdown - until it spread worldwide.
The company hasn't reported a quarterly loss since 1992, but the drop-off in infrastructure projects everywhere has put a pause on Cat's stunning growth. To trim costs, the company announced in January it was cutting 20,000 jobs, or 11% of its workforce. - J.Y.
Industry: Construction and Farm Machinery
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