CNH to Consolidate Parts Depots

Posted on April 5, 2006

CNH Global N.V. said it plans to consolidate three of its parts depots into one newer and more strategically located facility. The off-highway machinery manufacturer said it will close CNH-operated parts distribution operations in St. Paul, Minn. and Kansas City, Kan. and discontinuation of use of a third-party-operated facility in Omaha, Neb. Parts distribution operations will be handled through a new, larger and more modern facility in Cameron, Mo.

The two CNH-operated parts distribution centers each currently employ approximately 40 people. The new facility is expected to employ between 120 and 150 employees, depending on seasonal fluctuations. The facility will provide parts and service to support the company's Case IH and New Holland agricultural equipment and Case and New Holland construction equipment brands. The tentative transition plan is expected to take 12 to 15 months to execute.