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Florida contractor wins Case challenge

Case Community Challenge grand prize winner, Hubbard Construction received one year’s free use of a Case 580N loader/backhoe. Pictured from left to right are Jim Bansen, Case territory sales manager; David Moore and Bob Ramos, Trekker Tractor; James Ankrum, Jr., Freddy Cruz and Gregoria Estrella (seated on the loader/backhoe), Hubbard Construction Company.

Case Construction Equipment named Hubbard Construction the winner of the Case Community Challenge. The program recognized construction contractors for supporting their local communities with significant community service projects.

Hubbard Construction, Winter Park, Florida, received the award for donating labor, materials and the use of equipment in helping build 28 “mud volleyball” courts for the 19th Annual Mudd Volleyball Challenge for the March of Dimes. The event was held in Orlando, and attracted the participation of 164 teams from all over the state of Florida. The tournament raised approximately $165,000, including matching grants, for the March of Dimes Central Florida Chapter.

Hubbard donated the use of a wheel loader, two excavators, a dump truck, water trucks and electric generators in preparing the eight acre event site. Crews from Hubbard also set up a stage, a mobile office and a 260’ long tent at the site that served as hospitality headquarters for teams raising $1,500 or more. The project required a few weeks of site preparation and another week to restore the site following the event.

As grand prize winner of the Case Community Challenge, Hubbard Construction received one year’s free use of a Case 580N loader/backhoe. In addition, Case made a $5,000 cash donation to the March of Dimes.

Semifinalists and their projects also received awards.

Semifinalists for the Case Community Challenge award received a $1,000 CNH parts and service reward card, and the charities their projects supported received a $1,000 donation from Case. Semifinalists were:

  • Michael O’Keefe Ltd., Windsor, Ontario, for its work in developing Canada’s first Miracle League baseball field for special-needs athletes in the southern Ontario town of Amherstburg. O’Keefe used a fleet of Case excavators, crawler dozers and loader/backhoes to provide drainage, sub-base, base and final grading for 25 acres of the site.
  • Evergreen Remodeling, Corbett, Oregon, for contributing labor and equipment toward the construction of Corbett High School’s football stadium, dedicated to the memory of Jeff Lucas, a Corbett High graduate and U.S. Navy Seal killed in action in 2005 during service in Afghanistan.
  • Creekside Lawnscapes, Marilla, New York, for installing new underground power cable to provide upgraded electrical service throughout Camp Greene. The camp is used by the New York District Royal Rangers, an adventure program and local ministry designed for boys and young men ages 5 to 17.
  • Reames Concrete, Valdosta, Georgia, for participating in the second annual week-long Freedom Build, organized by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity. A complete home was built to honor the U.S. military and those who lost their lives in the September 11. Reames Concrete excavated and poured the concrete foundation and driveway.
  • Seneca Landscapes, Wake Forest, North Carolina, for helping build the first “green-certified” home built in Raleigh by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, North Carolina. Seneca designed and installed landscaping that helped create a resource-efficient home.