Burr Ridge, September 12, 2018
CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) hosted United States Congressman Adrian Smith
(R-NE) at its Grand Island, Nebraska, USA facility on Tuesday, September 11. Smith’s visit
included a tour of the Case IH harvesting plant and a combine ride and drive.
“I was glad to again visit Case IH’s Grand Island facility and see firsthand the production of
world class agricultural equipment,” said Congressman Smith. “Besides our rank as the
nation’s top producing agriculture district, our manufacturing workforce plays a vital role in
providing leading agricultural technology to America and the world.”
Agricultural equipment manufactured at the Grand Island facility is marketed and sold to
customers in the United States as well as 57 other countries around the world. The Grand
Island plant produces Case IH Axial-Flow combine harvesters, New Holland combine
harvesters, as well as hay and forage equipment.
Congressman Smith, a native of Gering, Nebraska, also spent some time with CNH Industrial
plant employees to discuss the U.S. Agricultural and Manufacturing industries.
Bill Baasch, CNH Industrial Vice President of Manufacturing, led the tour and roundtable
discussion along with plant manager Mike Schaefer.
“It was a pleasure to host Congressman Smith. The visit gave our employees the opportunity
to hear directly from the Congressman, while also providing him with an insight into the plant’s
daily operations,” Schaefer said.
“We are located in the agricultural heartland of America, and as machinery manufacturers,
we are closely connected to and impacted by the wider agricultural sector,” Baasch said. “It
is vitally important that U.S. governmental officials have the opportunity to see the valuable
work of our employees.”
CNH Industrial has 12 manufacturing plants, 10 research and development centers, and a
workforce of 9,000 in North America. The Company designs, produces and sells ‘machines
for work’ and is present in all major markets worldwide giving it a unique competitive position.