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  October 6th, 2014 | Written by

The Bucyrus Co.: Digging the Panama Canal

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A fascinating look at the role that a major American manufacturer, the Bucyrus Co., played in the construction of the Panama Canal. In 1904, the Ohio-based firm, now a subsidiary of Caterpillar, supplied 77 of the 102 giant steam shovels used to dig the 48-mile long ship canal that revolutionized global trade.