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Instead of closing its central Illinois tillage equipment facility Case New Holland has now decided to retain and expand their 233,000 square foot Goodfield, Illinois facility to meet the strong demand for their new primary tillage line.
As a result of their decision, all soil management equipment previously transferred to the company's plant in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will be returned to Goodfield as soon as possible. The Canadian plant, meanwhile, will retain its existing product lines, including seeders and planters.
Randy Baker, president and CEO, Case IH, says extremely successful new product releases have contributed to increased customer demand for Case IH soil management equipment. "The new True-Tandem 330 Turbo vertical tillage unit released late last year has met with outstanding customer acceptance, resetting the bar for vertical seed bed tillage," he says. "And, the new Ecolo-Tiger 870 disk ripper, launched at this fall's farm shows, has been a 'wow' everywhere it has been shown, leading to increased expectations of market demand going forward."
Brad Crews, vice president, CNH North America Agricultural Manufacturing Sites, adds, "During the previously planned closure, Goodfield has continued to produce high quality units and has maintained structural capacity. We will now begin an investment plan to increase our capacity, replace aged equipment and achieve World Class Manufacturing standards."