January 24, 2011 12:18 ET

Case Community Challenge Rewards Contractors for Their Community Service

$5,000 Award to Charity Plus One Year's Use of Case Loader/Backhoe

RACINE, WI--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - To honor contractors in the construction industry who support their local communities with significant community service projects, Case Construction Equipment today announced the launch of the Case Community Challenge program.

"We know that thousands of contractors throughout the United States and Canada are generously serving their communities," said Ion Warner, senior director of marketing. "Case wants to acknowledge these companies for contributing their time, labor and equipment to projects that are making a difference."

Warner said Case is looking for contractors who are improving their communities by participating in park construction, community renewal projects or excavations for housing projects such as Habitat for Humanity home builds.

"These contractors are hometown heroes who often go unrecognized," Warner said. "The Case Community Challenge program is designed to reward them and promote the positive impact the construction equipment industry is making in our local communities."

Warner noted that Case has a long history of charitable giving and community support. This includes promoting dealer participation with local charities, building homes for local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, supplying equipment for nonprofit causes and providing equipment and personnel when natural disasters strike.

Each month during 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 semifinalists, who will receive one year's free use of a new Case N Series loader/backhoe. In addition, Case will donate $5,000 to the winner's charitable organization.

Each monthly semifinalist will receive a $1,000 CNH Parts and Service reward card. Case will also contribute $1,000 cash to each semifinalist's charity.

Case encourages fan voting on Facebook
Each month in 2011, Case will also give the first contractor who receives 100 votes on $100 for their community service. "We're hoping to see grassroots support for a wide range of great causes," Warner said.

Case invites communities and service organizations to encourage contractors to nominate their projects by visiting 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 from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31, 2011. Complete program rules and information are available at

Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 loader/backhoes, articulated trucks, excavators, telescopic handlers, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts. Through Case dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner -- with world-class equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More information is available at Case is a division of CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (MI: FI). More information about CNH can be found online at

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