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Caterpillar Inc. is the most dominating force in the construction machinery industry.The Illinois-based company clobbered rival John Deere in 2010 revenue and this year it is expected to bring in $51.5 billion.
Its global presence is getting more massive with operations in 128 countries. It now generates about half of its sales from its abroad business. The company will make an aggressive push in Asia and plans to be producing 180,000 machines a year for them by 2015.