Like a lot of Illinoisans, I was saddened to study that Caterpillar Tractor Enterprise is transferring its earth headquarters from our state to Texas.
CAT has been an important business in Illinois. It has been especially critical to my hometown of Peoria, exactly where its world headquarters ended up located for almost nine a long time. My dad was a civil engineer who used his entire profession at CAT and doing work there permitted my parents to set six young ones by way of university. I have generally been grateful to the enterprise and admired its deep commitment to Peoria. It was the pillar of the neighborhood and appeared to relish that function.