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Building HH is closing

Posted by wlpo on January 31, 2016

Do you know the history of Building HH? It’s part of Caterpillar’s East Peoria campus and it – along with 4 other factories including 1 in China – are closing in 2018. It had it’s start, says the Peoria Journal Star, in 1929 after the merger that formed Caterpillar.

Building HH got its name for the first product assembled there – Holt Combine Harvesters. It’s 5 acres under roof included, in 1930, the world’s largest showroom housing every piece of equipment the company made. President Obama visited the facility in 2009.

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