Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., contributed $900 million to its U.S. pension master trust in 2005, according to a company filing with the SEC. The company contributed roughly $600 million in 2004, confirmed spokesman Rusty Dunn. The company currently has $11.5 billion in U.S. pension assets, and the plan is 93% funded.
The company's U.S. plan "is solid," Mr. Dunn said. "We're in pretty good shape."