New Holland Construction donated construction equipment and clothing to the Kansas National Guard to support the humanitarian relief and restoration work in Greensburg, Kan., in the wake of the powerful F5 tornado that demolished most of the community.
New Holland has already dispatched six Super Boom L190 skid-steer loaders and pallet fork attachments, brush grapples and grapple buckets from the company's Wichita plant to the area for use in clearing and removing tons of debris and moving emergency supplies and materials.
To further assist in the massive cleanup effort underway, New Holland and its local Wichita dealer, Wichita Tractor Co., have also offered to supply the Kansas National Guard with a W110 full-sized wheel loader and, through the company's joint venture arrangement with Kobelco Construction Machinery America, a Kobelco SK210LC hydraulic excavator.
"Our thoughts are with the residents of Greensburg and the surrounding area who are trying to recover from one of the most severe tornadoes to hit the state of Kansas in 10 years," said Terry Sheehan, vice president of New Holland Construction North America and president of Kobelco Construction Machinery America. "We're proud to help make a difference and do our part for the community by providing equipment that can help in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the tornado."
Answering the call for clothing and headwear, New Holland shipped boxes of shirts and caps to the Greensburg relief effort. New Holland is also working closely with its dealers in Kansas (Wichita Tractor Co., and KanEquip Inc., Dodge City, Kan.) to channel assistance and provide product support to the Kansas National Guard for the L190 skid-steer loaders.