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CASE moving dozer production to Iowa


August 6, 2014
By CASE CE

casedozerAugust 5, 2014, Racine, Wis. – CASE
Construction Equipment announced it is investing $24 million to expand
production in Burlington, Iowa with the addition of the company’s M Series
crawler dozer production line. The expansion will create approximately 50
full-time jobs. Preparations will begin later this year and production on the
new line is expected to begin in the second half of 2015.

casedozerAugust 5, 2014, Racine, Wis. – CASE
Construction Equipment announced it is investing $24 million to expand
production in Burlington, Iowa with the addition of the company’s M Series
crawler dozer production line. The expansion will create approximately 50
full-time jobs. Preparations will begin later this year and production on the
new line is expected to begin in the second half of 2015.

 

“Burlington is very familiar territory for CASE dozers,”
says Jim Hasler, vice president of CASE Construction Equipment, North America.
“Earlier models were produced in Burlington prior to the acquisition of the
Calhoun, Ga. plant. Our new M Series dozers are experiencing high demand and we
have plans in place to ensure availability as we transition production.”

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The machines are currently produced at the Calhoun plant,
which will close in the third quarter of 2015 as the company streamlines its
construction operations.

 

Moving the production line to Iowa is consistent with CNH
Industrial’s long-term strategy to optimize its manufacturing footprint and
achieve a lean, flexible industrial operation that delivers best-in-class
response to the CNH Industrial brands’ customers around the world. The
production transfer is contingent upon completion, and approval, of all State
and local incentives and grants.

 

The production facilities will include a new dedicated paint
line, welding and computer numerical control (CNC) machining equipment, and a
dedicated assembly line. The Burlington plant, home to more than 600 employees,
has manufactured equipment for CNH Industrial’s brands since 1937. In addition
to producing CASE Construction Equipment, the plant’s employees produce
agricultural equipment for the company’s Case IH and New Holland brands.


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