Case Supports Tornado Relief Efforts in Greensburg

Wed July 04, 2007 - Midwest Edition

In May, an F5 tornado left a path of destruction through Greensburg, Kan.

Shortly after, Case Construction Equipment coordinated delivery of two Case compact track loaders and two Case crawler dozers to assist Kansas Homeland Security in cleanup efforts.

Case has a manufacturing plant in nearby Wichita.

“The events that brought us here are tragic, but all of us at Case are pleased to be able to donate the use of our

equipment to assist with the cleanup effort and help the citizens of Greensburg put this tragedy behind them,” said James Hasler, vice president, Case Construction Equipment Inc.

The equipment was supplied through Victor L. Phillips, a Case dealer with locations in Wichita, Topeka and Garden City, Kan., that has been serving Kansas contractors for more than 40 years.

The two Case 450CT Compact Track Loaders can be equipped with buckets, grapples or forks to handle the wide variety of materials that need to be moved in a cleanup situation. The Case 750K and 850K crawler dozers can be used to push debris and rubble to a central location for disposal or to clear land for rebuilding.

The ongoing cleanup efforts continue, and Hasler indicated the company is ready to respond to future emergencies.

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