Case Construction Equipment last week celebrated production of its 250,000th skid-steer loader. The company has been among the world’s leading skid-steer manufacturers since launching its skid-steer line in 1969.
A special ceremony was held at the company’s global skid-steer manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kan. Case presented the 250,000th skid steer to its new owner, Dino Folino of A. Folino Construction, a paving contractor from Oakmont, Pa. The unit — a Case 430 Series 3 model — is Folino’s fourth Case skid steer in a fleet of equipment that includes a total of nine Case machines.
Case began producing skid steers in 1969 with the 1530 Uni-Loader model. Last year, the company marked its 40th anniversary of manufacturing skid steers with Case Rockin’ Block Parties at Case dealerships across North America.
“In 2000, we manufactured our 100,000th skid steer,” said Curtis Goettel, skid-steer marketing manager. “Then, just 10 years later, we more than doubled our sales.”
Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including 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.