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Sonsray Machinery Supports Team Rubicon Wildland Fire Cleanup in Las Vegas

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sonsray Machinery donated the use of a CASE TV380 compact track loader for a wildland fire and wind damage response operation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is a 2,040-acre park on the north side of Las Vegas. Centered around a group of small natural lakes, this oasis in the Mojave Desert is a popular outdoor recreation spot for travelers and local residents. The easternmost area of the park is a wooded area with established trails which has been plagued with reoccurring wildfires and subsequent damage from windstorms. Team Rubicon deployed a limited-scale disaster response task force as a follow-up to an initial operation that took place in 2018.

Kelpe Contracting — In Service to Others

All you need to know about Tom Kelpe can be summed up by a story from his childhood. His father, Claude Howard Kelpe, dug the foundation for an addition to their modest home — by hand — at about the same time that the first backhoe loaders were hitting the market. When Claude started Kelpe Contracting in 1960, and took ownership of his first backhoe, he wanted to help ease that labor for others. It made an impression on his son who now runs the family business almost 60 years later.

“His philosophy was: ‘I am doing this as a service to the people,’” says Tom Kelpe, son of Claude Kelpe. “And that’s still what we do. We will do a $100 job and we’ll do a $10 million job. We will take care of you. We are service-oriented.”

Medico Industries Supports Team Rubicon in Flood Mitigation Project in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Medico Industries supported veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon with equipment, including a compact track loader and mini excavator, to perform flood mitigation work along a series of properties in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

The initial damage occurred during severe storms that moved through the area in August of 2018. Team Rubicon performed a response operation at the time to help support flood damaged areas, and recently returned with its heavy equipment team to perform work that included stream bank restoration, debris removal from properties, structure demolition and other cleanup as needed.

CASE Sponsors, Featured in “Military Makeover” Television Series

CASE Construction Equipment sponsored and participated in the latest season of the Lifetime Network show “Military Makeover”, which debuts on November 8, 2019 (set your DVR and check local listings for screening times). The show, hosted by Montel Williams, enlists “designers, contractors, landscapers and other home improvement professionals to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country.”

This new season — the show’s 20th — focuses on Steven Wojcik and his family in Strum, Wisconsin. Wojcik, who had served four years of active duty with the U.S. Marines and, to date, sixteen years in the Army Reserves, earned the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He continues to serve his community today as a Wisconsin State Trooper.

Miller-Bradford & Risberg Supports Team Rubicon in Response to Severe Storm Damage in Northeast Wisconsin

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Miller-Bradford & Risberg supported Team Rubicon’s second wave of response to severe storms that originally hit the area in July 2019, including five tornadoes, that caused severe damage across Langlade and Oconto Counties in northeast Wisconsin.

The severe storms and tornadoes uprooted or snapped tens of thousands of trees, devastating wide swaths of forest land. Areas sustaining significant damage included recreational areas such as ATV and snowmobile trails that are important to the tourism economy in the area — especially throughout the winter. During the 10-day operation, 76 Team Rubicon volunteers worked to clear dozens of miles of recreational trails, many of which were completely unpassable.

Leadership vs. Management- Is there a difference?

Editorial Note: This article is provided by our friends at Envisor Consulting, and reprinted here with their permission. While Envisor focuses on landscaping businesses, the following article applies to businesses of all shapes and sizes – and at various points along their business journey.  

What is the difference between leadership and management? Are they different?

CASE Dealer Century Equipment Provides Team Rubicon With Compact Track Loader and Mini Excavator to Assist in Colorado Flood Response

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Century Equipment donated use of a CASE TV380 compact track loader and CX26C mini excavator to Team Rubicon for major debris-clearing in La Plata County, Colorado.

The Team Rubicon effort, which saw the CASE equipment move debris, including large rocks, earth and parts of 66 trees, was in response to heavy flooding and landslides in 2018 following the 416 wildfire that burned 55,000 acres in southwest Colorado.

CASE Contest Winners Will Win All-Expenses Paid Trip to Tomahawk with Award-Winning Country Artist Jon Pardi to Learn how to Operate Equipment

CASE Construction Equipment has partnered with ACM/CMA award-winning artist Jon Pardi to launch a contest designed to recruit new operators to the construction industry. Contest winners will have the opportunity to learn how to operate equipment alongside the country music singer, who in addition to working construction in the past has a passion for the industry and CASE equipment.

As part of the first-of-its-kind contest, five winners across North America will win an all-expenses paid trip to the CASE Tomahawk Customer Center in Tomahawk, Wis. with the multi-Platinum entertainer to go through a three-day training program that will teach them the basics of equipment operation and safety. Winners will also have the option to bring one guest with them to go through the training (travel expenses not included for guest).

Methane Rangers, Dirt Demons Bring Home National Gas Rodeo Championship Trophies

The 2019 National Gas Rodeo, organized by MEA Energy Association and sponsored in part by CASE Construction Equipment, held its annual two- and four-person team championship events September 19th – 21st in Independence, Missouri.

The 2019 overall Rodeo champions in the two-person category were the Methane Rangers (Jason Ficke, Jimmy Barnard, Kevin Fahnestock [alternate]) of Spire Missouri East. Last year’s champions, Lil’ Gashouse Gang (Stephen Bouse, Barry Hicks, Jeff Bush [alternate]) also from Spire Missouri East took second place, while The Legends (Derrik Hogland, Daniel Young, Britt Taunton [alternate], Brett Goggans [alternate]) from Spire Alabama took third place.

Growing your Rental Fleet: How to Maximize Profitability and Ensure the Success of your Rental Business

Equipment rental companies can typically be put into one of three categories:

  • Large national rental company with large equipment
  • Medium regional rental company with general equipment
  • Small local rental company with key pieces of equipment

So, what is it that smaller rental companies need to grow their fleets? Specifically, what does a small company need to know if they want to grow not only their business, but also the size of their equipment fleet? There are some key observations that can help answer that question:

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