The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Andrew discuss the Caterpillar and its exceptional year so far. The stock is up over 25% year-to-date, but the company has gotten some bad press recently after closing a Canadian plant. We explain why Caterpillar is still a solid pick for the year ahead.

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