As part of the program, Caterpillar professionals learned online from 10 faculty members from the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering. The professionals made use of Freeport-McMoRan's Morenci Mine in their capstone work. Four one-week trips to the Southwest were involved in their studies, which began last September.
Where we benefited was having the perspective of the customer's business. It's a view we don't typically get," says Zachary Carter, who works for Caterpillar in large mining truck marketing.