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CASE Dealer ASCO Donates Equipment to Help Team Rubicon and SBP Rebuild Home Devastated by Fire, Hurricane Harvey Flooding

CASE Construction Equipment dealer ASCO, Lubbock, Texas recently provided a TR310 compact track loader and CX130D excavator to disaster recovery nonprofits Team Rubicon and project leader SBP. The equipment was used for demolition work before SBP could rebuild a Houston home that first was burnt to the ground then flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
Asha Ramraj and her husband first purchased the home in 2002. Together with their children, the Ramraj’s worked on making it a home. Years later, in 2015 the home burned to the ground, leaving only the laundry room intact. Ramraj’s husband passed away shortly after, leaving her alone to shoulder the burden of rebuilding while she lived in what remained of her home. Then in 2017, what was left of the Ramraj’s home was flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
“CASE Construction and ASCO were eager to work with Team Rubicon to support SBP in helping get this home rebuild off to a good start in any way we could,” said Michel Marchand, vice president – North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “The resiliency of Ms. Ramraj in the face of continued hardship is truly incredible, and ASCO was ready to help immediately.”
Team Rubicon collaborated with SBP, another disaster recovery nonprofit, with the demolition of the home, which would have set back SBP’s budget considerably. SBP plans to complete construction of the home in the coming months.
“Here was this insanely resilient woman who had been through so much,” said Cli Roberts, executive director of SBP’s Houston operation. “We desperately wanted to help her get her home back. I don’t know how we would have could have done it without help from Team Rubicon, CASE and ASCO.”
For more information or to donate to Team Rubicon, visit TeamRubiconUSA.org. For more information on the partnership between CASE and Team Rubicon, visit CaseCE.com/TeamRubicon.

CASE, Hills Machinery Support Team Rubicon Mudslide Cleanup in North Carolina

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Hills Machinery provided Team Rubicon with a compact track loader and excavator to assist in mudslide cleanup in Polk County, North Carolina in the wake of record rainfall. The work — part of Team Rubicon’s “Operation Mountain Laurel” — included re-routing a stream within its original banks after mudslides shifted its course, and clearing mud and debris from numerous properties.
Hills Machinery provided the equipment as part of the partnership between CASE and Team Rubicon — a veteran-led disaster response organization comprised of more than 80,000 volunteers that have responded to more than 275 disasters across the world since 2010. CASE supplies Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operators with machinery to assist in cleanup efforts.
“Hills Machinery believes in supporting its community and didn’t hesitate to supply these machines to the effort,” says Mike Marchand, vice president — North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “One of the homeowners told Team Rubicon volunteers that the work performed on his property made it feel like home again for the first time since the rain and mudslides hit — that’s ultimately why we do this.” For more information or to donate to Team Rubicon, visit TeamRubiconUSA.org. For more information on the partnership between CASE and Team Rubicon, visit CaseCE.com/TeamRubicon.

Sonsray Machinery Donates Heavy Equipment to Team Rubicon for Operator Training in San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

CASE, Sonsray Machinery, Team Rubicon and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service join forces for skills training and wildlife refuge improvement.

CASE Construction Equipment, Sonsray Machinery, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Team Rubicon teamed up for a heavy equipment operator training and improvement project at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Sonsray Machinery provided four machines – two CX80C excavators and two SR210 skid steer loaders – and Team Rubicon brought in four instructors and nine volunteers from across the U.S. for the event, which involved classroom instruction as well as practical hands-on training in safety and machine operation.

Located on the southern rim of San Diego Bay, the Refuge is an important stopover for migratory birds, and supports a diverse array of natural habitats for a variety of wildlife including rare birds, butterflies and other wildlife that are critical to the area’s ecosystem. In addition to training nine new heavy equipment operators, Team Rubicon also made improvements to an access road, and removed over 50 tons of concrete from an old dairy complex within the Refuge.

For Team Rubicon – an organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams for disaster relief – the training preps their volunteers for operating heavy equipment during disaster response deployments, and also makes them eligible to assist the  on future projects. Team Rubicon has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create opportunities to provide heavy equipment training. A key component is Team Rubicon’s partnership with CASE, which provides both training and heavy equipment through its dealer network.

For more information on Team Rubicon, visit TeamRubiconUSA.org. For more information on the partnership between CASE and Team Rubicon, visit CaseCE.com/TeamRubicon. For more information on Sonsray Machinery, visit SonsrayMachinery.com.

Kansas Governor Applauds Washburn Institute Of Technology For Innovative Construction Technology Program

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (seated) tries out the operator’s seat of a Case CX B Series compact excavator during his recent visit to the commercial and heavy construction program at Washburn Institute of Technology, Topeka.

Students and faculty of the commercial and heavy construction program at Washburn Institute of Technology, Topeka, Kan., found themselves in the spotlight when the state’s governor, Sam Brownback, recently stopped by for a visit.

Gov. Brownback recognized the innovative program for its role in training a new generation of equipment operators and construction contractors to help meet the state’s needs for infrastructure development and economic growth.

During his visit, Gov. Brownback got a hands-on perspective from the operator’s seat of a Case CX B Series compact excavator. Victor L Phillips Co., the local Case Construction Equipment dealership, exclusively provides all skid steers, compact track loaders, loader/backhoes, crawler dozers and compact excavators for the program. Victor L Phillips Co. is based in Kansas City, Mo., with three locations each in Missouri and Kansas, including Topeka.

Case also supports the Washburn students by providing tours and training at the Case plant in Wichita, where the company assembles Case Alpha Series skid steers and compact track loaders. Earlier this year, 35 students along with faculty members and the dean of Washburn Institute of Technology were provided a plant tour, technology training and presentation on how customers participate in the product development process.

The one-year program at Washburn combines classroom and hands-on learning, providing students an opportunity to become NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Certified Craft Technicians. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible to complete their associate’s degree at Washburn University in Topeka.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (seated) tries out the operator’s seat of a Case CX B Series compact excavator during his recent visit to the commercial and heavy construction program at Washburn Institute of Technology, Topeka.

Trekker Tractor Hosts Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competitions Four Events At Four Locations – Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Orlando

As part of the Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competition for 2011, Trekker Tractor, the Case distributor, is hosting rodeos at four of its branches. The competition is scheduled in Miami on September 16. Heavy equipment operators are competing at Case dealerships throughout the U.S. this year to vie for a chance to win a new Case compact track loader and a Ram truck during the North American Triple Threat Rodeo Championship Event at the 2012 World of Concrete tradeshow. The winner of each local rodeo will be awarded a trip for two to the championship in Las Vegas, January 2012, plus $500 cash and a commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle.

“We are looking forward to the rodeos,” says Ronald Miller, vice president of Trekker Tractor. “These events give local equipment operators a chance to show off the skills they hone every day on the job in competitions that will involve Case loader backhoes, wheel loaders and skid steers.”

Second and third place winners at each rodeo will receive $250 and $100, respectively, a commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle, and a chance to become one of five wildcard entries in the championship event. All participants receive a Case Triple Threat Rodeo hat and t-shirt. Entrants may compete individually or in teams of two and can only compete in one Triple Threat Rodeo at one dealership location.

Case dealers are partnering with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates at Triple Threat Rodeo Competitions across the U.S. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness and has more than 2,300 active affiliates around the world. The rodeo events will also promote the Case Community Challenge, a program that honors contractors who participate in local community improvement projects by donating their time and expertise.

About Trekker Tractor

Trekker Tractor has been selling, servicing and renting heavy machinery since 2010. The company has five locations throughout southern Florida and is the state’s only authorized Case dealer. Manufacturers represented by Trekker Tractor include: Case Construction, Chicago Pneumatic, Diamond Products, Dynapac, Geith, Paladin, Wanco and Werk-Brau. For more information, visit their website at www.trekkertractor.com.