Komatsu to acquire U.S. mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global

Komatsu logoKomatsu Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku Tokyo, President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi, hereafter “Komatsu” or “Company”) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Joy Global Inc. (Head office: Wisconsin, USA, CEO: Edward L. Doheny II, hereafter “Joy Global”, NYSE), a leading manufacturer of surface and underground mining equipment, under which Komatsu America Corp. (Head office: Illinois, USA, Chairman and CEO: Rodney Schrader, hereafter “KAC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komatsu in the USA, will acquire 100% ownership of Joy Global (hereafter “Acquisition”). The Acquisition is expected to close in mid- 2017, subject to the approval of shareholders of Joy Global and the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals under laws in relevant countries.

Purpose of the Acquisition

Komatsu embarked in April on a mid-range management plan for the next three years (2016-2018) under the slogan “Together We Innovate GEMBA Worldwide – Growth Toward Our 100th Anniversary (2021) and Beyond”. The Acquisition is in line with the growth strategy of the plan which calls for the Company to strengthen the core mining equipment business in an effort to achieve sustainable growth.

Joy Global is a worldwide mining machinery and services company founded in 1884. Through its leading brands — P&H, Joy and Montabert – Joy Global manufactures and services advanced original equipment and parts for underground and surface mining applications, as well as material handling systems and components for a variety of applications, products that complement existing Komatsu products. The company’s integrated technology, services and solutions are a critical component of operations in a variety of commodity markets including energy, hard rock and industrial minerals. The company operates globally and generates an annual revenue of 3,172 million US dollars (approximately 333 billion yen at @105yen/U$).

Komatsu has engaged in the mining equipment business since its foundation in 1921. In the 1990s the Company expanded by acquiring selected mining equipment manufacturing and distribution businesses operating in major mining regions. Today, Komatsu’s annual revenue of 450 billion yen from mining equipment business is generated by surface mining equipment only, as the Company’s portfolio does not include equipment for underground mining. Further, the Company’s product lineup does not include super large-sized loading equipment for surface mining.

Demand for mining equipment has declined dramatically from the peak, reflecting economic slowdown in emerging countries and low commodity prices. Over the long term, however, the mining equipment business is projected to grow, driven by population growth and rapid urbanization around the world. In terms of mining techniques, economic rationale will call for use of larger equipment in surface mining as well as further development of underground mining.

Joy Global and Komatsu’s product lines will integrate well, expanding options for customers worldwide, as Komatsu can now offer the underground mining equipment and super large-sized loading equipment of which Joy Global is a leading provider. Both companies value a direct sales and service approach and will continue to engage with customers globally. Merging manufacturing technologies and linking products through Komatsu’s fleet management system will further capabilities on both sides to directly engage with customers to optimize machine performance and enhance automation for safety and productivity gains. Komatsu will continue to offer Dantotsu products, Dantotsu services, and Dantotsu solutions to our customers to jointly create innovation in mining operations.

Benefits of the Acquisition

The corporate culture at Joy Global values pursuit of safety, improvement of customer productivity ($/ton reduction), and the drive for innovation. This is very similar to the corporate culture at Komatsu. Komatsu and Joy Global also share the approach of offering “direct sales/services” to customers, engaging with them directly to address issues at their jobsites. The Acquisition of Joy Global, which shares similar cultures, values and strategies with Komatsu, is expected to bring Komatsu the following two benefits.

(1)Complementary product lineup

Joy Global’s lineup of surface mining equipment includes rope shovels, super large wheel loaders, draglines and drills which Komatsu does not offer. Joy Global’s lineup of rope shovels and super large wheel loaders pair well with the super large electric dump truck Komatsu manufactures and will generate synergies in sales and services. In addition, Joy Global manufactures underground mining equipment, another area Komatsu has not engaged in. With the Acquisition, Komatsu will become a meaningful participant in underground mining as well. The Acquisition will allow Komatsu to offer Dantotsu products to customers in both surface mining and underground mining businesses.

(2)Stronger Dantotsu solution offerings

Joy Global places priority on providing solutions that enhance safety and productivity of customer operations. For example, JoySmart Solutions leverages the Internet of Things to connect customer products with experts using data and analytics to improve mine performance. Komatsu also engages in the improvement of safety and productivity with its Autonomous Haulage System, mine fleet management systems and KOMTRAX Plus, which all serve to visualize jobsite operations. Data obtained from IoT-based mining equipment and systems will be connected and used through the open platform of Komatsu and this will bring synergies in providing Dantotsu solutions to customers.

Structure of the Acquisition

This Acquisition is structured as a reverse triangular merger between Joy Global and a wholly owned subsidiary KAC has established for the purpose of the Acquisition (“Acquiring Subsidiary”). Joy Global will be the surviving company and the shareholders of Joy Global will receive the cash payment as described below. At the same time, shares of the Acquiring Subsidiary owned by KAC will be converted into outstanding shares of the surviving company, making the surviving company the wholly-owned subsidiary of KAC. The Acquisition is subject to approval by the meeting of shareholders of Joy Global, receipt of necessary regulatory approvals under the applicable laws in relevant countries, and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions stipulated in the Acquisition agreement. Under the Acquisition agreement, Komatsu guarantees the performance of obligations of KAC and the Acquiring Subsidiary.

Komatsu will acquire Joy Global for U$ 28.3 per share (total of approximately 2,891 million US dollars * (approximately 303.6 billion yen at 105yen/U$)). Komatsu plans to finance the Acquisition through funds on hand and bank loans and does not plan to increase capital at this stage.

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Future outlook

After the Acquisition is complete, Joy Global will become a consolidated subsidiary of Komatsu. The Company will make a disclosure of the impact of the Acquisition on its performance in a timely fashion as needed after the close of the transaction.

As the Acquisition is expected to close in or after April 2017, the Acquisition will have no impact on the results and performance of Komatsu for the fiscal term ending March 2017.

Information in the news releases is current on the date of the announcement and is subject to change without notice.

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Stephen Roy Appointed President Volvo CE Americas Sales Region

 

image002Stephen Roy has been appointed President, Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment, and effective September 1st, 2016.

Having held senior management positions in Volvo Financial Services and the Volvo Group’s North American commercial truck operations, Stephen Roy has been appointed President, Sales Region Americas at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE). In his new role, which he assumes on September 1st, Stephen will be responsible for meeting the diverse needs of customers in North America and Latin America, strengthening Volvo CE’s market position in the region and boosting profitability.

As reported in April, the position has become available following long-time Americas President Goran Lindgren’s decision to retire from his current role and move to another position within Volvo CE. Goran will remain in post as President, Sales Region Americas, until September 1st, and work with Stephen to ensure a smooth handover.

Stephen has held a variety of senior management positions in the Volvo Group’s North American commercial truck operations, including President of Mack Trucks, where he helped drive profitability and increase market share in core segments. He has also – while Senior Vice President of Aftermarket and Soft Products – been in charge of field services and led the development of technology and processes that optimize customer uptime. Stephen joined the Volvo Group as Vice President of Business Development at Volvo Financial Services in 1996, following sales positions at Cargill Leasing Corp. and Navistar.

In his new role, Stephen will report to Tomas Kuta, global Senior Vice President, Sales, and be based at the company’s sales and production facility in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, US.

Commenting on the appointment Tomas Kuta said: “With his background in sales, customer support and equipment financing Stephen brings with him an almost unique understanding of the challenges our customers face in the Americas. I have every confidence that he will continue the good work of his predecessor Goran Lindgren, whom I thank for his tremendous efforts, in growing our market share through meeting the needs of our customers.”

Stephen has a MBA degree from Wake Forest University, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science & Arts degree in Agricultural Mechanization Technology from the University of Georgia.

Revolutionary technology requires no overhead lines and offers silent and zero-emission mass transit solution

ABB wins first commercial order for breakthrough 15-second flash charging technology to enable emission-free public transport in Geneva

Zurich, Switzerland, July 15, 2016 – Revolutionary technology requires no overhead lines and offers silent and zero-emission mass transit solution as a viable alternative to diesel buses, providing a model for future urban transportation

unspecifiedABB has been awarded orders totaling more than $16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Geneva’s public transport operator, and Swiss bus manufacturer HESS, to provide flash charging and onboard electric vehicle technology for 12 TOSA (Trolleybus Optimisation Système Alimentation) fully electric buses (e-buses) which will run on Line 23, connecting Geneva’s airport with suburban Geneva. The ebuses can help save as much as 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, when compared with existing diesel buses.

ABB will deliver and deploy 13 flash-charging stations along an urban transit bus route, as well as three terminal and four depot-feeding stations. This will be the world’s fastest flash-charging connection technology taking less than 1 second to connect the bus to the charging point. The onboard batteries can then be charged in 15 seconds with a 600-kilowatt boost of power at the bus stop. A further 4 to 5 minute charge at the terminus at the end of the line enables a full recharge of the batteries. The innovative technology was developed by ABB engineers in Switzerland.

“We are proud of this breakthrough technology to support Geneva’s vision of providing a silent and zeroemission urban mass transportation for the city. It provides a model for future urban transport and reinforces our vision of sustainable mobility for a better world,” said Claudio Facchin, President of ABB’s Power Grids division. “As part of our Next Level strategy, we are committed to developing customer-focused solutions and technologies that help lower environmental impact.”

unspecified-1The decision to deploy TOSA on Line 23 was undertaken after the successful pilot of the first such e-bus on the route from Geneva airport to the Palexpo exhibition center. The Line 23 bus route will be slightly modified in order to provide a fast connection to Praille-Acacias-Vernet, a new suburb being built to accommodate 11,000 flats and office space for about 11,000 employees. When fully commissioned in 2018, the high-capacity articulated buses will depart from both terminuses at 10-minute intervals during peak times. The line carries more than 10,000 passengers a day and the replacement of diesel buses by TOSA e-buses reduces noise as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of a separate award by HESS, ABB will supply 12 flexible drivetrain solutions for the buses including integrated traction and auxiliary converters, roof-mounted battery units and energy transfer systems (ETS), as well as permanent magnet traction motors. Both contracts include five-year maintenance and service agreements to ensure operational reliability, efficiency and safety.

“The deployment of TOSA on Line 23 is the result of the collaborative efforts of the public and private sector partners who invested in this vision. This innovative project opens the way for the future of mobility, by providing a sustainable and environmentally-friendly mass transport solution for the well-being of our community,” said Luc Barthassat, Geneva’s State Councilor for Transport and Environment.

Geneva is one of the world’s leading cities, recognized as a global center of diplomacy, a financial hub and a technology and innovation center. It is also a popular tourist destination with a high quality of life. It hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world, including global headquarters of institutions like the United Nations and the Red Cross.

ABB provides a range of technologies to support mobility applications such as railways, metros and electric buses and vehicles. Transportation and Infrastructure is one of the three customer groups, served by ABB alongside utilities and industry, and sustainable mobility is a key focus area within ABB’s Next Level strategy.

ABB is celebrating 125 years of its legacy in Switzerland and has been actively involved in the transportation sector including rail. As a recent example, ABB technologies are helping to power and ventilate the recently commissioned 57 km Gotthard base tunnel through the Alps – the world’s longest railway tunnel.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

DEWALT’s New Batteries & Tools Improve Job-site Safety and Productivity

DEWALT’s new FLEXVOLT system brings the concept of a cordless, hose-less jobsite closer to realization and reality than ever.

DCB606_8The recently unveiled the FLEXVOLT™ system, which features the world’s first battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools does just that plus. The FLEXVOLT™ battery powers a new lineup of brushless 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ tools. What makes the FLEXVOLT™ battery (DCB606) extremely innovative is its patent-pending technology that is backwards compatible with most existing DEWALT 20V MAX* tools and chargers. When used in DEWALT 20V MAX* tools, the FLEXVOLT™ battery provides up to 4X runtime**. In addition, the FLEXVOLT™ battery provides more than 3X battery power versus DEWALT 18V NiCad.

 

The key to this technology is the ability of the FLEXVOLT™ battery to switch between DEWALT tools of varying voltages (20V MAX*, 60V MAX* and 120V MAX*). The FLEXVOLT™ battery automatically changes voltage depending on whether it’s being used in a 20V MAX* or 60V MAX* tool. Two FLEXVOLT™ batteries together power the new DEWALT 120V MAX* tools. This means that high power tool applications that previously could only be accomplished by corded tools, can now be performed with the DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ system of cordless tools. As a result of this advanced battery technology, jobsites can now fully transition from corded to the freedom of cordless.

The FLEXVOLT™ battery not only extends the runtime of existing DEWALT 20V MAX* tools, but it also powers five new 60V MAX* tools and two new 120V MAX* tools (with 2 FLEXVOLT™ batteries). The new 60V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ brushless tools include a 7-1/4” Circular Saw (DCS575), 4-1/2”-6” Grinder (DCG414), Reciprocating Saw (DCS388), 1/2″ VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460), and 8-1/4” Table Saw (DCS7485). The new 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ tools are a 12” Fixed Head Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) and 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw (DHS790).

Frank Mannarino, President of Professional Products Group said, “The impact of the FLEXVOLT™ system will be felt throughout the construction industry on each and every jobsite. This new platform packs the power required for heavy-duty applications, makes it easy to exchange corded tools for cordless, and ensures that our existing 20V MAX* users get the benefit of added runtime without making the 20V MAX* system obsolete.”

Also capable of operating off of the FLEXVOLT™ battery platform are new 20V MAX* tools, including a Portable Power Station (DCB1800), 20V MAX* Bluetooth® Radio Charger (DCR025) and 20V MAX* Bluetooth® LED Area Light (DCL070). DEWALT’s 20V MAX* Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combination Kit (DCK299) will also be offered kitted with a FLEXVOLT™ battery in addition to a 2.0 Ah Pack. In addition to the tools, FLEXVOLT™ High Efficiency Accessories™ are Engineered to Maximize Runtime™. This new line is optimized for use with cordless power tools and is engineered to deliver more cuts or holes per charge than standard DEWALT accessories.

DEWALT continues to develop tools that provide more power and runtime, and combined with FLEXVOLT™ battery technology, completely cordless jobsites are within reach. Without the hassle of cords or generators, cordless tools now have the runtime and power needed to complete almost any construction task. Available in fall 2016 where DEWALT products are sold, each FLEXVOLT™ tool comes with the standard DEWALT 3 year limited warranty, 1 year free service, and 90 day money back guarantee while the FLEXVOLT™ battery comes with a 3 year limited warranty, 3 year free service, and 90 day money back guarantee.

What Tools Will DEWALT FlexVolt Power?

A quick look at some of the new 60V tools:

60V MAX* 7-1/4” Circular Saw (DCS575)

DCS575T1_F4Fully using the advantages of the DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ battery is the 60V MAX* 7-1/4” Circular Saw (DCS575).  The saw’s 7-1/4” blade and brushless motor technology offers extreme power, runtime, and durability. With a 2-9/16” depth of cut capacity, it can make up to 339 cuts per charge in 2×4 SPF lumber on a single charge with one FLEXVOLT™ battery. It is ideal for use in a wide variety of professional applications and with common construction materials such as oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, hardwoods, and flooring.

The DCS575 Circular Saw features an electronic brake that stops the blade after the trigger is released and a lower guard design which improves performance for bevel cuts and cutting shim.  The DCS575 is designed with a bright LED light that helps provide line-of-cut visibility, a bevel scale with 57° capacity including stops at 45° and 22.5°, and a durable high grade aluminum base for smooth cuts.

 

 

60V MAX* Reciprocating Saw (DCS388) _

DCS388T1_2The DEWALT 60V MAX* Reciprocating Saw is made to handle a wide variety of tasks on the job for tough applications including cutting through pipe, lumber, threaded rod, OSB, duct PVC and more with ease. Featuring a brushless motor, the reciprocating saw offers 3X the power of the 18V DCS385. Offering a 1-1/8” stroke length and 0-3,000 SPM, this saw provides fast and efficient cutting. A pivoting shoe provides leverage for a variety of applications while the saw’s bright LED work light helps to illuminate dark jobsite areas.

Additional features include a keyless lever-action blade clamp for quick and easy blade change, a variable speed trigger for speed control, and rubber molding for a comfortable grip. The Reciprocating Saw is 17-3/4” long and only 7.8 lbs., allowing it to be easily maneuvered around a jobsite.

 

 

60V MAX* VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460) Insert pic DCD460

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For roughing in plumbing and electrical, the DEWALT 60V MAX* 1/2″ VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460) is ideal in use on double, triple, four, and five 2X wood as well as engineered lumber (such as Microllam® beam). Incorporating the E-Clutch® System and a mechanical clutch help to keep the user in control and protect the tool. The VSR Stud and Joist Drill is a DEWALT Perform & Protect™ tool, which is designed to provide a high level of control without sacrificing performance. A 2-speed transmission and VSR trigger allow the user to achieve the optimal speed for the application and the unit’s brushless motor maximizes runtime and durability.

Added features of the Stud and Joist Drill include an adjustable bail handle, an onboard chuck key storage, and LED work light to help illuminate the application.

 

 

60V MAX* 8-1/4” Table Saw (DCS7485)

DCS7485T1_6DEWALT’s 60V MAX* 8-1/4” Table Saw’s brushless motor provides runtime, durability, and power and covers 95% of ripping applications on a variety of materials. Using one FLEXVOLT™ Battery, the Table Saw can rip up to 302 linear feet per charge of 3/4″ OSB material on a single charge. With a maximum rip capacity of 24” on the right side of the blade and a maximum rip capacity of 12” on the left side, the saw can easily handle full 4×8’ sheets of material. The telescoping rack and pinion rip fence adjustment allows fast, smooth, and precise adjustments while maintaining front to rear parallelism of the fence to the blade.

The saw also incorporates feet for stability and a roll cage for durability and protection of the tool. At only 45 lbs. (without a battery) and with the blade guard assembly and all other components stored onboard, the Table Saw is easy to transport using the integrated side handle.

 

 

60V MAX* 4.5” to 6” Grinder (DCG414) 

DCG414T1_4For high power cutting and grinding of structural steel, metal pipe, rebar, steel plates, and concrete the DEWALT 60V MAX* 4.5” to 6” Grinder features a brushless motor that maximizes runtime for demanding applications allowing for up to 126 cuts of 1/2” rebar on a single charge using a FLEXVOLT™ battery and 6″ FLEXVOLT™ cutting wheel . The Grinder is also a Perform & Protect™ tool, designed to provide a high level of tool control without sacrificing performance. Key features of the DEWALT 60V MAX* 4.5” to 6” Grinder include its Kickback Brake which automatically shuts down and slows the wheel to a stop when a wheel pinch is detected. It has power equivalent to 13 Amps or 1700 MWO (as compared to the D28144) and a brake with less than two second stop time that slows the wheel when the trigger is released.

The grinder includes a two stage trigger that reduces the chance for accidental startup. Included with the grinder kit is a 4.5” Type 27 and a 6” Type 27 Grinding Guard. With the grinder’s One-Touch™ Guard Compatibility, the user has the option to utilize a one or two-touch guard option with a simple lever adjustment.

 

120V MAX* AC/DC 12” Miter Saws (DHS790 & DHS716) Insert pic DHS716

DHS716AT2_A1DEWALT’s 120V MAX* 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw (DHS790) delivers the capacity, accuracy, portability, ease of use, and durability that professionals demand. Power and flexibility for cutting framing lumber, stair tread, hardwood and crown molding are achieved either corded (AC mode with the DCA120 Corded Power Supply) for unlimited runtime or cordless (DC mode with two FLEXVOLT™ batteries) for portability and convenience. Using two FLEXVOLT™ Batteries, the 120V Max* 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw is capable of delivering up to 289 cross cuts in 3-1/4” base molding without having to find an outlet or use extension cords. The saw has a maximum horizontal cross-cut capacity of 16”(with back fence), vertical cut capacity of 6-3/4”, and nested crown cut capacity of 7-1/2”, along with the integrated CUTLINE™ Blade Positioning System and stainless steel adjustable miter detent plate, the saw delivers the capacity and accuracy professionals demand. The aluminum base and trunnion provide rigidity and strength for the sliding function to maintain accuracy and performance cut after cut.

The 120V MAX* 12” Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) delivers many of the same benefits as the Sliding Compound Miter Saw. The 12” Compound Miter Saw features a maximum horizontal cross cut capacity of 10”(with back fence) , vertical cut capacity of 6-1/2”, nested crown cut capacity of 6-5/8”, the integrated CUTLINE™ Blade Positioning System, and stainless steel adjustable miter detent plate. The miter gauge cam-lock with push-button release and the highly visible bevel scale provide ease of use and convenience for quick and accurate adjustments. Using two DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ Batteries, the 120V MAX* 12” Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) is also capable of delivering up to 289 cross cuts in 3-1/4” base molding without having to find an outlet or use extension cords.

Available where DEWALT products are sold in October 2016, all DEWALT high powered cordless tools will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

 

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Notes:

With respect to 20V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

With respect to 60V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 60 volts. Nominal voltage is 54.

With respect to 120V MAX* – Based on using 2 DEWALT 60V MAX* batteries, combined having a maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) of 120 volts and a nominal voltage of 108.

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**With FLEXVOLT™ battery when used with DEWALT 20V MAX* tools.

 

CASE Construction Equipment Announces 2016 “Diamond Dealer” and “Gold Dealer” Award Winners

Diamond Dealer Logo copyNorth American dealers recognized for excellence in five categories related to sales and support of CASE construction equipment.            

CASE Construction Equipment has released its list of 2016 “Diamond Dealer” and “Gold Dealer” award recipients as a part of its North American Construction Equipment Partnership Program. The awards recognize dealerships across the US and Canada for leadership in growing the CASE dealer network, as well as excellence in five categories: sales performance, marketing and communications, product support, parts support and training.

The 2016 Diamond Dealer award winners are: ASCO (Texas), Birkey’s Construction Equipment (Ill.), J.R. Brisson Equipment (Ontario), Burris Equipment Company (Ill.), Groff Tractor (Pa., Md. and N.J.), Hills Machinery (N.C., S.C.), HiTrac (Manitoba), Kucera Farm Supply (Ontario), McKeel Equipment (Ky.), Miller Bradford & Risberg (Wis., Mi. and Ill.), Nueces Power Equipment (Texas), Redhead Equipment (Saskatchewan) and State Equipment (Ky., W.Va.).

The 2016 Gold Dealer award winners are: Crawler Supply Company (La.), Diamond Equipment (Ill., Ind., Ky. and Tenn.), Eagle Power & Equipment (Pa., Del.), Hopf Equipment (Ind.), Longus Equipment (Quebec), McCann Industries (Ill., Ind.), Medico Industries (Pa.), Monroe Tractor (N.Y.), OCT Equipment (Okla.), Potter Equipment (Ark., Mo.), RPM Machinery (Mich., Ind.), Scott Equipment (La., Ark.), Sequoia Equipment (Calif.), Townline Equipment (N.H.), Triebold Implement (Wis.) and Yukon Equipment (Alaska).

“I would like to congratulate these exemplary dealers who have displayed true leadership and dedication in growing the CASE brand,” says Scott Harris, vice president for CASE Construction Equipment in North America. “These high-performing dealerships live up to the CASE brand promise throughout every aspect of their business; hiring the right people, delivering a differentiated level of service in market, and building enduring relationships with customers.”

CASE’s Partnership Program is designed to increase dealer performance per the results of a dealer assessment while encouraging them to excel in their role as a “Professional Partner” to customers.