Product Company: Case Construction Equipment

Boom Increases Contractor’s Earth-Moving Business

March 2015, Vol. 242, No. 3

With a name like Steele in Pennsylvania, you’d expect Steele Construction, Inc. owner Bill Steele to specialize in structural steel building or own a foundry. Instead, he’s one of the premier builders of timber-framed homes in the state.

As things changed and housing starts dipped during the recession beginning in 2007, Steele expanded his business on the strength of the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom.

“We were lucky enough to get into a gas contract, and now our company is pretty much evenly split between the building of heavy timber frame and moving dirt,” said Steele.

CASE Models Offer Better Fuel Economy, Productivity

June 2013, Vol. 240, No. 6

CASE Construction Equipment last month introduced the new Tier 4 interim CX130C and CX160C excavators to its C Series product line, offering customers fuel economy increases of up to 8% and 5%, respectively, vs. previous B Series models. This results in increased productivity, along with lower overall owning and operating costs facilitated through easier maintenance.