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CASE and Tidewater Equipment Support Team Rubicon Training; Demolish Structures at Girl Scouts Camp Martha Johnson

CASE Construction Equipment and Tidewater Equipment supported Team Rubicon in a public service project and equipment training exercise at Camp Martha Johnson, a Girl Scouts camp in Lizella, Georgia. The training provided Team Rubicon heavy equipment operators/volunteers with valuable stick time, and resulted in the complete demolition and removal of four obsolete structures on the site, as well as the cleanup and removal of past storm debris.

Equipment provided included a CASE CX130D excavator and TR270 compact track loader.

Living on the Edge: Colorado Contractor Specializes in Steep Slope Construction

Take any drive through the foothills up into the Rocky Mountains, you’re bound to see a home or two, perched atop a mountain, that makes you think: “How did they possibly build that?”

That type of reaction fuels Steve Grapes, the owner of Black Diamond Excavating. He grew up in the Midwest, but now it’s hard to pry him from the mountains, where Black Diamond specializes in preparing sites on extreme mountainside pitches. In fact, his company is named after the steep slopes that make Colorado one of the country’s premier ski destinations.

CASE and Southeastern Equipment Support Team Rubicon Disaster Response to EF4 Tornado in Dayton, Ohio

CASE Construction Equipment and Southeastern Equipment supported Team Rubicon in its efforts to help the Dayton, Ohio community recover from the destruction of the EF4 Tornado that caused extensive damage across multiple swaths of the city.

The tornado, which touched down late on the night of May 27, traveled 19 miles across the northern part of the city, impacting numerous residential areas. In total, it is estimated that the tornado damaged more than 1,600 homes, impacting between 7,500 and 10,000 people.

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.

What Kind of Skid Steer/Compact Track Loader Owner Are You?

A skid steer or compact track loader may be the most important machine in your fleet – but are you in the right machine?

Whether as support equipment in a larger fleet or the main workhorse for an owner/operator, a skid steer and compact track loader are two of the most versatile machines a contractor can own. But what is the right loader arm and platform for each application? Contractors can follow this quick guide to set them on the right path.

Precision Landscaping Standardizes on CASE TR310s for Expanding Production, Hardscaping Work

Chapin, South Carolina is going through significant growth — as a suburb to the capital city of Columbia, and as an attractive destination for growing businesses and tech companies, the region is expanding to build home sites and commercial properties in previously undeveloped areas.

It’s a great opportunity for enterprising business owners like Kody Duke of Precision Landscaping. The evolving new home and commercial construction markets have helped push his business to new capabilities and heavier work. As many of the new developments in the area are moving to more secluded and varied terrain — and as more homeowners are placing value on outdoor living spaces — the demand for skilled hardscaping has increased significantly.

CASE Donates Wheel Loader, Mini Excavator to Pittsburg State University’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Bachelors Program

CASE Construction Equipment donated a 521F wheel loader and CX17C mini excavator to Pittsburg State University (Kansas) and its Diesel and Heavy Equipment Bachelors of Applied Sciences (BAS) program.

The donated equipment gives students hands-on training for careers ranging from off-road diesel engine technicians to engineers at major global manufacturers. Pittsburg State’s program — one of approximately 10 in the entire country that provides a four-year degree in automotive and heavy equipment technology — is recognized nationally for its quality of education and its alumni who remain engaged long after they graduate.

CASE Partners with Country Music Singer Jon Pardi; Announces Exclusive Heartache Medication Tour Presale Opportunity

CASE Construction Equipment is partnering with country music superstar Jon Pardi on a series of promotions throughout 2019 and 2020 focused on raising awareness for, and growing interest in, careers in the construction industry. The first promotion includes an exclusive presale opportunity for Pardi’s headlining Heartache Medication Tour, kicking off October 1 in Nashville. Timed to his headlining tour, the CMA and ACM Award winning artist also recently announced the launch of his highly anticipated next album and title-track, “Heartache Medication”, which is the follow up to his #1 Platinum-selling breakthrough album “California Sunrise”. To listen to “Heartache Medication”, visit http://strm.to/HeartacheMedicationPR.

CASE will announce a series of related promotions and opportunities in the coming months, and in the lead-up to the construction industry’s biggest event: CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.

Top Five Tips for Approaching Succession Planning

Succession planning is an important and potentially complicated process that can seem daunting for construction company owners, their families and their colleagues and employees. But with appropriate foresight, strategic planning and execution, construction owners can position themselves for a strong financial situation in retirement, while also maximizing the future of their organizations and their legacies.

We sat down with Mike Africk, Principal of CliftonLarsonAllen’s Oak Brook, Illinois operation, and Emily Gunther, Principal of CLA’s Philadelphia office, both of whom have decades of experience in succession planning for construction companies, to talk-through the five most important tips for approaching the succession planning process, no matter what point you’re at in your career.

1. It’s Never Too Early to Start

Handshakes & Foot Controls: Willow Lane Combines Safety and Efficiency with Beautiful Landscapes

Marshall Postin and his team at Willow Lane Landscaping in suburban Atlanta have a passion for transforming raw earth into beauty. Specializing in landscaping for residential new construction, Willow Lane provides customers with services that take a blank residential site, grade it, prep it for other tradesmen, and add all finishing landscapes and hardscapes.

Postin grew up as a farmer in the Midwest before life brought him to Georgia. After doing some urban agriculture, he quickly realized the opportunity he had to make a living with dirt in the landscaping business.

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