Case Construction Equipment today announced the three winners of the first Environmental Business Awards...

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RACINE, Wis. - (Nov. 8, 2010) - Case Construction Equipment today announced the three winners of the first Environmental Business Awards, a national program that honors landscape contractors whose work directly benefits the environment or overcomes an environmental challenge.

The winning contractors are:

- Roger Grothe, Aloha Landscaping, Mendota Heights, Minn., who built the first green roof on the island of Guam.

- Eric Hansen, Competitive Lawn Service, Downers Grove, Ill., who converted his fleet of equipment to run almost entirely on propane.

- Cabbell Lane, Complete Landscaping Systems, Wichita, Kan., who built an innovative irrigation system to run on reclaimed water.

Each winning contractor receives a trip for two to the Case Tomahawk Customer Center in Tomahawk, Wis., for a customized hands-on equipment training/operation experience, a $1,000 Case gift card good toward any parts, service, rental or equipment purchase, and special editorial feature about their winning project in the December issue of Lawn & Landscape magazine.

Lawn & Landscape created the Environmental Business Awards to recognize landscape contractors whose work demonstrates a commitment to enhancing or protecting the environment. Case is the exclusive sponsor of the awards.

"Case has a long history of supporting the equipment needs of landscape contractors. This is why we're pleased to recognize contractors who are doing good work--in every sense of the word," said Curtis Goettel, marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment.

"Landscape contractors appreciate the performance of Case equipment, especially in situations where protecting the native ecology is crucial. Case compact equipment -- with small footprints and excellent flotation characteristics -- can get the tough jobs done while helping to protect local environments and existing landscapes."

Qualifying projects included residential or commercial landscaping (including rooftop gardens and green roofs), wetland remediation, landscape rehabilitation and waterscape installations. For more on the winning projects and information on entering next year's award competition, visit .


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