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CASE Dealer Ina Store Supports Team Rubicon and Habitat for Humanity for Baldwin, Michigan Veterans’ Village

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Ina Store supplied a compact track loader and grapple bucket to Team Rubicon for a land clearing project in Baldwin, Michigan. The site will be developed by Habitat for Humanity of Lake County Michigan into a new Veterans Village development that provides 850-to-1,000-square-foot homes for qualified veterans, active military and spouses of those who have served.

Team Rubicon deployed sawyer teams and heavy equipment operators to clear the area, allowing the first phase of the project to move forward.


In the years to come, the partnering agencies expect the overall operation to be a multi-year endeavor. Historically, Lake County, Michigan, where Baldwin is located, is among the most economically disenfranchised with higher-than-normal unemployment, leaving considerable service needs such as veteran housing unmet.

The overall operation presented a great opportunity for Ina Store, located in neighboring Osceola County, to step-up and supply heavy equipment from CASE for the effort.

“We live, work and have raised families in this region of Michigan, and the opportunity to give back to an ambitious project that will help bring important services to our military veterans was a no-brainer,” said Dean Smallegan, vice president at Ina Store. “We look forward to seeing this project come to life in the coming months and years.”

Shawn Washington, the executive director of Lake County Habitat For Humanity, has a grand vision for the overall project. In addition to the single-block operation with Team Rubicon, she plans to engage the veteran-led disaster response and community service organization in prepping other sites throughout the community that would be part of the project. The operation is a perfect fit due to unlimited time constraints, which would allow volunteers to also deploy to higher-priority disaster response situations, as needed.

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 Triple Threat Rodeo Winners Prepare For Championship – Program Raises $50,000 for Habitat for Humanity Affiliates

Case Construction Equipment has announced that the 2012 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas – the largest international tradeshow dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries – will serve as the backdrop for the Case North American Triple Threat Rodeo Championship. Case will host the event at its outdoor exhibit in the Gold Lot directly across from the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.

Nearly 60 of the most talented equipment operators in the United States and Canada will compete on Jan. 24 for the grand prize combo of a new Case TR270 compact track loader and a Towmaster®  trailer for the winner’s sponsoring company and a new Dodge Ram® 2500SLT truck for the winner. The total value of all prizes exceeds US$140,000.

“The Case Triple Threat Rodeo gives the best equipment operators in North America a chance to show off the skills they use every day on the job,” said Rob Marringa, Case brand marketing manager. “Each rodeo event requires the competitors to demonstrate their mastery of a variety of equipment operations, in terms of both speed and accuracy.”

From a field of more than 1,500 participants who competed in Case Triple Threat Rodeo events across the United States and Canada this year, the winners of the 56 local rodeo events each received US$500 in cash and Case gear and qualified to compete at the championship event.

Attracting more than 10,000 visitors, the local dealer events proved successful in terms of competitors, overall attendance and fundraising efforts in support of Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

‘Sasquatch Challenge’ event open to World of Concrete attendees

World of Concrete attendees are invited to visit the Case Triple Threat Rodeo course to compete in a daily “Sasquatch Challenge” compact excavator skills event, sponsored by Case and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, to win a Case parts locker loaded with US$3,500 worth of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky products. The famous Jack Link’s “Sasquatch” advertising character will be at each day’s event – Jan. 24 through 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Jan. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Marringa said Case also will welcome any licensed equipment operator attending the World of Concrete show to attempt completing the entire Triple Threat Rodeo course, which will be open on Jan. 25 and 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Jan 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Case will make a corporate contribution of US$5,000 to Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas at the championship event, one year after kicking off the Triple Threat Rodeo program with an identical US$5,000 donation. In addition, each participating Case dealership made a donation to its local Habitat affiliate, which brings the total raised during this program for Habitat affiliates to US$51,726. Combined with funds raised through earlier equipment rodeos and other company and dealer events, Case and its dealers have contributed an aggregate total of approximately US$250,000 to local Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

“Case and our dealers share a commitment to support the communities in which we do business,” Marringa said. “We are proud of the many ways in which our company, employees and dealers have responded to community needs over the years.”

A global, nonprofit housing organization, Habitat for Humanity has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org.


Georgia Contractor Recognized For Helping Build Homes In Honor Of Sept. 11 Victims And Servicemen And Women

Case Honors Reames Concrete Company, Donates $1,000 to Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity

Case Construction Equipment announced that Reames Concrete Company, Valdosta, Ga., is the April winner of the Case Community Challenge. This program recognizes construction contractors who support their local communities with significant community service projects.

Reames Concrete was awarded for its commitment to participate in the Second Annual week-long Freedom Build in September, organized by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity. During the project, a complete home is built in memory of those who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks and for U.S. servicemen and women currently serving at home and overseas. Reames Concrete will excavate and pour the concrete foundation and driveway for this year’s Freedom Build home.

Reames Concrete Co., Valdosta, Ga., is the most recent monthly winner of the Case Community Challenge program, for its commitment to donate materials, labor and the use of construction equipment to a home-building project for the Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity chapter. The finished home will be similar to the home pictured here, which the chapter built in 2010.

As the April winner of the Case Community Challenge, Reames Concrete will receive a $1,000 CNH parts and service gift card to use at their 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 the Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity.

“We are so proud to be involved with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity chapter,” said Trey Odom, vice president of Reames Concrete Company. “Stuart Mullis and the rest of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter’s staff are not just our neighbors; they’re our friends. We’re happy to help build these houses for the people who need them, and it’s easy to work with these people who are such great stewards of this money.”

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 encourages fan voting on Facebook

Now through October, Case will award the first contractor who receives 100 votes on www.facebook.com/caseconstruction  $100 donation toward their community service.

Case invites communities and service organizations to encourage contractors to nominate their projects, by visiting www.CaseCE.com/communitychallenge 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. Complete program rules and information are available at www.CaseCE.com/communitychallenge.

Miller-Bradford & Risberg Hosts Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competitions Events Scheduled May 20 and June 24 at Eau Claire and Sussex Branches

Miller-Bradford & Risberg Hosts Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competitions Events Scheduled May 20 and June 24 at Eau Claire and Sussex Branches

Miller-Bradford & Risberg, the Case distributor, is hosting rodeos on May 20 and June 24 at its Eau Claire and Sussex branches, respectively, as part of the Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competition for 2011. 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.

“Everyone is excited about the rodeo,” says Mike Soley, Jr., president and CEO at Miller-Bradford & Risberg. “These events give local equipment operators a chance to show off the skills they practice every day, and try out the new 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 Miller-Bradford & Risberg Miller-Bradford & Risberg has been selling and servicing heavy machinery since 1944. The company has expanded to include seven branch locations throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. Manufacturers represented by Miller-Bradford & Risberg include: Case, Kobelco, Volvo, Terex, Exodus Machines, Sandvik, Blaw-Knox, and other top brands. For more information, visit their Web site at www.miller-bradford.com.

Case Launches Triple Threat Rodeo Competition

Grand Prize Winner to Receive a New Case Compact Track Loader and Ram Truck

Case Construction Equipment today announced the launch of the Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competition, a yearlong rodeo competition featuring Case loader/backhoes, wheel loaders and skid steers.

The operators who win rodeo events at Case dealerships across North America will compete in a final event during the 2012 World of Concrete tradeshow to determine the champion. The grand prize winner receives a new Case compact track loader for the sponsoring company and a Ram truck for themselves. Fully loaded with a quick coupler, pilot controls and Ride Control, the compact track loader is valued at $59,000. The Ram 2500SLT truck features a 5.76 V8 Hemi and is valued at $42,000.

“Operators demonstrate their skills on the job every day,” said Rob Marringa, Case marketing manager. “They’re placing pipe in narrow trenches, maneuvering equipment around jobsite obstacles and leveling ground to exact specifications. The Triple Threat Rodeo gives the very best operators a chance to show off their skills.”

Operators participating in the local rodeo events are eligible to win up to $500 in cash prizes and Case gear. First-prize winners also will win a trip for two to Las Vegas to compete in the Case North American Triple Threat Rodeo Championship.

Case dealer events benefit local charities, such as Habitat for Humanity

The Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competitions also provide partnership opportunities with Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Each participating Case dealership will make a donation to its local Habitat affiliate or other local charity and provide the opportunity to recruit skilled volunteers at the events.

The rodeo events also will promote the Case Community Challenge program, which honors contractors who donate their time and energy to participate in local community improvement projects.

Information about the Case Triple Threat Rodeo, including a calendar of upcoming events, is located at www.caserodeoseries.com. More information about the Case Community Challenge program is available at www.CaseCE.com/communitychallenge.