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LAKE FOREST, Illinois – (MARKET WIRE) – May 14, 2007 – CNH said the Kansas National Guard today began hauling skid steer loaders and related equipment from the company's plant in Wichita, Kan., about 90 miles west to tornado-stricken Greensburg, Kan., where it will be used in a massive cleanup effort.
The joint effort was coordinated by the CNH plant in Wichita, its New Holland Construction Equipment brand and Wichita Tractor Co., a local dealer. Six Super Boom™ L190 model skid steer loaders plus grapple buckets and pallet forks were included. KanEquip Inc., a dealer in Dodge City, Kan., will provide product support.
"It's a great feeling to witness the generosity of Kansans like you. I speak for the citizens of Greensburg when I extend a heartfelt "Thank you,'" said Col. Michael Foster of the Kansas Air National Guard in a statement.
Harold Boyanovsky, president and CEO of CNH, reiterated, "We are pleased to be in a position to provide equipment needed to begin the process of rebuilding this community."
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses.  Supported by about 11,500 dealers in 160 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at