CASE Construction Equipment celebrated 50 years of skid steer manufacturing with a ceremony last week at its Wichita, Kansas plant.
CASE first built skid steers in 1969 at its Burlington, Iowa, facility before eventually moving production to Wichita. Global CASE and CNH Industrial leaders attended to mark the milestone, including Carl Gustaf Göransson (president of construction, CNH Industrial), Larry Bryce (chief operating officer of construction equipment, CNH Industrial) and Michel Marchand (North America CASE vice president).
Additionally, local CASE employees and members of the manufacturer’s Dealer Advisory Board were at the event. The event was hosted by Mike Peterson, the plant manager in Wichita.
“Skid steers completely transformed the construction equipment landscape, and CASE has played a leading role in the evolution and development of this product category throughout the last 50 years,”Marchland said. “These machines reflect every bit of our heritage from construction to agriculture, and we are committed to helping our customers build strong communities and businesses with the help of CASE skid steers built here in the U.S.A.”
CASE skid steers and compact track loaders across the world are made in Wichita. The plant is designated at the “Silver Level” for World Class Manufacturing, one of the global manufacturing industry’s highest standards for the integrated management of manufacturing plants and processes.