Month: May 2016

Dire States – Driving Douglas County

Douglas County is one of Wisconsin’s most scenic places – and yet, with 46 percent of county highways at a PASER rating of four or less, much of its infrastructure is crumbling. This not only challenges the local highway department charged with road maintenance, but it has a significant impact on the logging industry and local residents – so much so that it’s changing how the logging industry works while costing local residents more to maintain their vehicles.

For the whole story, visit: direstates.com/the-rough-road-driving-douglas-county/ 

CASE Advocates for Sustainable Infrastructure Funding on Capitol Hill

Executives participate in Infrastructure Week Advocacy Day; announce new CASE Dire States Equipment Grant.

Executives from CASE Construction Equipment met with congressional leaders in Washington D.C. on May 18 as part of advocacy efforts during Infrastructure Week, an annual nationwide event aimed at spurring action on America’s crumbling infrastructure. CASE representatives also took the opportunity to launch the CASE Dire States Equipment Grant, a new grant designed to help one community offset costs of an important local infrastructure project.

CASE Launches Dire States Equipment Grant

CASE Construction Equipment has launched the Dire States Equipment Grant – a new grant that will provide one winning community with $25,000 in free equipment use to help offset the costs of building or repairing a critical piece of local infrastructure. Representatives of municipal, county and other local governments are eligible to apply for the grant. Entrants will be asked to describe the project and provide a detailed assessment of how that local piece of infrastructure will benefit the community.

Examples of suitable infrastructure projects include: road/bridge repair or construction, utility pipe replacement, erosion control along lakes and rivers, wastewater system improvements and park/recreational construction. All projects that fall within the 16 core categories of infrastructure, as identified by ASCE in its Infrastructure Report Card, will be considered.

Fluid Management Best Practices for Construction Equipment

Maintaining and analyzing the condition of engine oils, hydraulic fluids and coolant in equipment will provide owners and operators valuable insight into the condition of their machines.

Not only will it help extend the life of the machine and boost productivity, but it will also help fleet managers avoid costly downtime and repairs.

New Excavator Proves to be Jack-of-all-Trades for North Carolina Contractor

Headquartered in Archdale, North Carolina, Ace/Avant Concrete Construction Company, Inc. has been in the concrete business for more than 25 years. What began as a small enterprise pouring concrete slabs and footings has now grown into a large and successful company with more than 250 skilled employees, offering their clients a complete range of site work and concrete construction services.

The company has constructed more than 280 million square-feet of industrial floors and tilt-up wall panels in more than 20 states since 1990.

CASE Plants 30 Trees for #CASETrees Social Media Campaign

CASE Construction Equipment’s #CASETrees social media event for landscape and nursery businesses has resulted in the planting of 30 new trees in Racine, Wisconsin. The trees were planted in three locations: Lockwood Park, Johnson Park and Racine Zoo.

Tree selection and planting was conducted in coordination with the Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.

Chris Young Extends Headlining I’m Comin’ Over Tour

With an impressive string of sold-out shows running coast-to-coast, Billboard Music Awards nominee Chris Young is revealing the Fall run of his 2016 “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows running September through the end of the year. CASE Construction Equipment will join the tour as an official sponsor.

Special guests joining Young on tour in September and October are Dan + Shay, with Dustin Lynch coming on board in November and December. Pope, who provided direct support for the first leg of the tour, is returning for all Fall dates of Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour.”

CASE Releases 4-in-1 Fluid Testing Kit

CASE Construction Equipment announced the release of the 4-in-1 Systemgard™ Fluid Analysis Kit. The preventative maintenance tool provides a picture of fluid and internal system conditions without users having to dissemble the machine. It monitors system cleanliness and filtration efficiency, which helps extend the life of the machine and reduce replacement costs, and helps ensure equipment reliability and uptime.

The four fluid tests that come in the pack are:

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