CEO and president of Case Construction Equipment Jim McCullough met with U.S. President George W. Bush to discuss free trade issues at last week’s White House forum on international trade and investment. McCullough was invited to represent the off-highway equipment manufacturing industry to discuss economic policies that fully capitalize on free trade opportunities. McCullough was joined by other CEOs, business leaders and trade organization representatives.
Also in attendance at the forum were Hank Paulson, Secretary of the Treasury, and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Sue Schwab, who serves as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues, and is responsible for opening up markets for U.S. goods and services.
“Free trade is an important topic, not only for Case employees in the States — where international trade benefits the U.S. economy and maintains jobs — but for all employees working throughout the many countries where our dealers and customers work to build the world,” said McCullough.
At the conclusion of his address, President Bush urged the members of the forum to “take up the cause of free trade” with their employees. To educate CNH employees and their families on the importance of free trade, CNH Global has developed a website, www.cnhtrade.com, designed to provide helpful information in an interactive, user-friendly format.
Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including loader/backhoes, articulated trucks, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts.