Production Will Resume Next Week in Racine

October 29, 2010 05:20 AM

CNH will resume production at the CNH Racine Tractor Plant, Training Center and North America Parts Operations facility on Monday, Nov. 1.

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, a tornado struck the facility, causing significant damage. All 641 employees are scheduled to return to work on Monday after being sent home on Tuesday and were notified to not report to work for the rest of the week while damage was assessed.

CNH spokesman Duane Nelson also said that United Auto Workers representatives toured the facility on Thursday and were enthusiastic about the speed and quality of the repair effort.

A damage estimate is not yet available.

Damage at the facility included:

·         Roof damage affecting three areas: the combine transmission area, cafeteria and parts operations

·         Garage doors and access doors

·         Significant water damage to internal ceilings from the sprinkler system

·         Substantial vehicle damage to parked cars caused by blowing debris

CNH anticipates a limited interruption sometime next week in downstream manufacturing at its Grand Island, Neb. and Fargo, N.D. facilities.

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