Case supports National Gas Rodeo as gold sponsor

Case Construction Equipment will provide a loader/backhoe to event teams as part of its gold sponsorship of the 13th Annual National Gas Rodeo, Sept. 22 in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

The National Gas Rodeo, produced by the Midwest Energy Association with the support of the American Gas Association and the American Public Gas Association, features competing utility crews in a variety of skill events for showcasing natural gas equipment installations.

The rodeo is the proving ground for elite gas crews from across the United States. As many as 30 four-man and two-man teams are expected to compete.

Crews competing in the rodeo will use a Case loader/backhoe during certain skill events. Case also will display a commemorative 50th Anniversary Case loader/backhoe model at the National Gas Rodeo. As a gold level sponsor, Case is the exclusive sponsor of the rodeo’s backhoe relay event.

“We are delighted to welcome Case Construction Equipment as a gold level sponsor of this year’s National Gas Rodeo,” says Al Jablonowski, first vice chairman of the National Gas Rodeo. “By providing the loader/backhoe for our event, in addition to its financial sponsorship, Case is demonstrating a strong commitment to the natural gas industry and the professional development of the industry’s skilled workforce.”

In addition to sponsoring the National Gas Rodeo, Case also sponsors its own series of rodeos for loader/backhoe operators. This year, more than 80 Case dealers will host Case Rodeo Series events, with more than 5,000 participants from across the United States and Canada. These competitors are vying for spots in the Case Rodeo Series North American Championship event at CONEXPO in Las Vegas in March 2008.