Case Awarded Second Military Contract This Year

Thu October 14, 2004 - National Edition

Case Construction Equipment will refurbish close to 100 MW24C wheel loaders for the Army. Case has been awarded its second U.S. military contract this year, this time by TACOM (Tank, Automotive and Armaments Command).

Case will repair these machines on a quick-turn basis for deployment to Southwest Asia. The wheel loaders will be refurbished according to Army RESET standards, which means that they will be returned to fully operational condition. After a complete inspection, damaged or worn parts will be repaired or replaced as necessary and the machines restored to fully mission-capable Army standards. Case will provide a six-month warranty on all replaced parts.

As with Case’s previous contract to remanufacture MW24C wheel loaders for the U.S. Army National Guard, much of the RESET program work will be completed at the existing National Guard maintenance facility at Fort McCoy, WI. In addition, as part of a partnership plan to involve local businesses, some refurbishing will be done through St. Joseph’s Equipment, the Case dealership in La Crosse, WI.

“This agreement takes further advantage of the partnership already established between the military and Case,” said Robin Killian, vice president of Case Construction Equipment. “We are fortunate to have the involvement of individuals such as Bill Thompson, manager of federal sales and marketing, who have relevant military experience that helps expedite these processes.”

Case is actively pursuing other military opportunities, which provide considerable cost savings and make use of existing capacity on military bases to the mutual benefit of the military, Case and taxpayers.

Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment including loader/backhoes, articulated trucks, excavators, motorgraders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers and rough-terrain forklifts. CNH, manufacturer of the Case brand, is a leader in the construction equipment, agricultural equipment and financial services industries.