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RACINE, Wis. - (October 8, 2008) - Case Construction Equipment announced it has completed the acquisition of select assets of Western Power & Equipment of Vancouver, Wash. As a result of the acquisition, the company is now called Case Power and Equipment. With eight locations in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, each dealership sells, rents and services Case construction and industrial equipment.

"We made this acquisition to ensure that existing and prospective Case customers continue to receive the top-caliber construction equipment and support they need," said James Hasler, vice president, Case Construction Equipment. "Case Power and Equipment serves an important geographic region, and we are committed to expand the customer relationships developed by Western Power & Equipment."

Hasler added, "Our 140 employees are devoted to providing an excellent customer experience. This includes understanding each customer's business and specific equipment needs. Whether customers need parts, service or maintenance work - or a finance package that helps take advantage of the new Economic Stimulus Act - we're here to deliver a superior customer ownership experience."

In addition to the name change to Case Power and Equipment, Case customers will see a noticeable difference at each of the eight locations, including planned upgrades of the existing facilities and infrastructure. To better meet the rental needs of local customers, the company is adding a full range of construction equipment to its rental fleet. To keep equipment running more efficiently on the jobsite, the company introduced the "Power Plus" program in which an employee will inspect a customer's new machine seven times within the first year of service.

Each location will soon feature the new Case Power and Equipment signage. The company's new Web site, www.CasePower.com, also lists the products, services and hours of operation of each branch.

"With a great management team in place, we know current and prospective Case Power and Equipment customers at each location will receive the superior sales, parts and service support that they've come to expect from Case," Hasler said. "We invite contractors, parts, service and fleet managers to visit their local branch and see the Case Power and Equipment difference for themselves."

The Case Power and Equipment dealer locations include:
  • 2535 Ellis Street, Redding, Calif., 96001
    Bill Dillon, store manager,
    530/245-9000; 800/892-7988
  • 1751 Bell Avenue, Sacramento, Calif., 95838
    Kris Toole, assistant store manager,
    916/649-0096; 800/541-0008
  • 1041 S. Pershing Avenue, Stockton, Calif., 95206
    Kris Toole, assistant store manager,
    209/464-9600; 800/692-3460
  • 1455 Glendale Avenue, Sparks, Nev., 89431
    Bill Dillon, store manager,
    775/358-5000; 800/846-0293
  • 1745 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, Ore., 97211
    Gary Frank, store manager,
    503/283-2461; 800/638-9941
  • 1665 NE Silverton Road, Salem, Ore., 97303
    Gary Frank, store manager,
    503-362-1371; 800/458-6938
  • 2702 West Valley Hwy. North, Auburn, Wash., 98001
    Chuck Blanton, store manager,
    253/735-2702; 800/562-8261
  • 15111 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville, Wash., 98271
    Chuck Blanton, store manager,
    360/651-2171; 800/228-1208

Case construction equipment is sold and serviced by more than 375 dealer locations across North America. To locate a Case dealer near you or find out more about Case equipment, go to www.casece.com or call 1-866/54CASE6.

Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 loader/backhoes, articulated trucks, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders, telescopic handlers and rough-terrain forklifts. Through Case dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner with world-class equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More information is available at www.casece.com.