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North Carolina Contractor Lauded for Contributing to ’Green-Certified’ Home

Fri September 30, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Case Construction Equipment announced Seneca Landscapes as the most recent monthly winner of the Case Community Challenge. This program recognizes construction contractors who support their local communities with significant community service projects.

Seneca Landscapes, Wake Forest, N.C., was awarded for donating labor, materials and the use of equipment in helping build the first “green-certified” home built in Raleigh by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, N.C. During the project, Seneca designed and installed landscaping that contributed to the project’s goal of creating a resource-efficient home. The home earned the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Certification for energy efficiency.

As a monthly winner of the Case Community Challenge, Seneca Landscapes will receive a $1,000 CNH parts and service gift card to use at its preferred Case dealer. The company also qualifies as a finalist for the Case Community Challenge grand prize — one year’s free use of a Case N Series loader/backhoe. In addition, Case will make a $1,000 cash donation to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

“Seneca Landscapes was proud to use our talent and skills to help Habitat provide a high-quality, energy-efficient home, and contribute to the revitalization of a neighborhood near downtown Raleigh,” said Andrew Van Vlack, president of Seneca Landscapes. “We prepared the lot and installed native, low-water, low-fertilizer, low-maintenance plants and sod to minimize the impact the landscape and its maintenance will have on the environment over time.”

Seneca used skid steer loaders and a compact excavator during the project.

Case Encourages Nominations

Each month through October 2011, the Case Community Challenge will recognize a contractor whose work on a charitable project makes a positive, lasting contribution to the local community. In November, a panel of industry leaders will select a winner from the semi-finalists, who will receive one year’s free use of a new Case N Series loader/backhoe. In addition, Case will donate $5,000 to a charitable organization of the winner’s choice.

Case invites communities and service organizations to encourage contractors to nominate their projects, by visiting and completing the entry form.

Contractors who have used construction equipment to complete a community service project begun after Jan. 1, 2010, are eligible for nomination to the Case Community Challenge program.

Case will accept nominations for the Case Community Challenge through Oct. 31, 2011.

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