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Case IH Benson Plant Hosts Visit of Chairman Collin Peterson

Wed, 08/25/2010 - 1:36pm
The Associated Press

Today, Case New Holland (CNH) hosted Congressman Collin Peterson, Chairman of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, at its Case IH Benson, MN manufacturing plant, which produces crop control application equipment (sprayers, floaters and applicators) and cotton pickers. In addition to participating in a plant tour, Chairman Peterson had the opportunity to ride a Case IH Titan 4520 Floater, manufactured in the Benson facility.

"We were honored to again host Chairman Peterson today in Benson," said Kim Heiden, Plant Manager. "We look forward to continuing our work with the Chairman to provide and create great jobs for Minnesota like the more than 400 here at our Benson plant."

Following the plant tour, Chairman Peterson had the opportunity to speak with CNH employees at the Benson plant about a variety of issues including the Ag industry, exports, and manufacturing jobs in the US.

"We look forward to our continuing dialogue with the Chairman to support President Obama's goal of doubling US exports in the next five years," said Joseph Samora, Senior Vice President, CNH. CNH exported more than one third of its production from its Benson plant in 2009.

Congressman Peterson has represented Minnesota's 7th Congressional District since 1991 and has chaired the House Committee on Agriculture since 2007.

CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 11,600 dealers in approximately 170 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (MI: FIA). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at www.cnh.com (http://www.cnh.com/)

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