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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic

The ICAT Honorary Chair

Mr. Douglas R. Oberhelman

Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.

ICAT Honorary Chair

Welcome Letter

This year Caterpillar celebrates 90 years of helping our customers develop, build and power the world.  We're very proud of our history - and even more excited for the future. 


For that future to have strong economic growth, we must repair or replace our nation's crumbling infrastructure and build a 21st Century system to match a 21st Century economy.  For that, Congress and the White House must agree on a well-funded, multi-year transportation bill that ensures long term solvency of the Highway Trust fund. 

Our aging infrastructure slows down our nation.  All U.S. manufacturers need modernized infrastructure to deliver our products.  And we need infrastructure to support exports so we remain on at least equal footing with our competitors overseas. 

Through the leadership of this annual conference, you help make it clear that we need to address our nation's infrastructure challenges. 


Thanks for your dedication to these very important issues.


January 15, 2015


About Caterpillar Inc.

For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.  Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.  For more information, visit or connect on social media at media.  More information is available at: