2009 Presidential Citation
In 1995, the Mining Foundation of the Southwest presented its first Industry Partnership Award to Caterpillar at the annual American Mining Hall of Fame ceremony. Since that time we have been impressed by the unique quality of that company’s continual worldwide service to, and support of, the mining and construction industries, and feel that a special award should be initiated to honor that service.
In that respect the Foundation’s Board of Governors unanimously selected Caterpillar Global Mining Division as the first ever recipient of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest Presidential Citation.
Presented to CATERPILLAR INC. by the President and Board of Governors of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest in recognition of Caterpillar’s continued contributions, excellence and service to the Mining and Construction industries in the areas of technical excellence, product development and application, service and training, education and public awareness and perception of our industries. The Board of Governors make special note that this CITATION recognizes Caterpillar’s continued unwavering and outstanding support of the mining industry in the intervening years since the MFSW recognized Caterpillar as the first recipient of the MFSW Mining Hall of Fame Industry Partnership Award in 1995.