WEST FARGO, N.D. (Feb. 27, 2020) – Today, Doosan Bobcat announced partnerships with two organizations to address critical needs in the communities where its customers, dealers and employees live and work. The global compact equipment leader will formally launch projects with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and Bombas, as well as debut new products, at the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 show in Las Vegas from March 10-14, 2020.
In addition, as an extension of its recognition of U.S. military service members, Doosan Bobcat will identify a military veteran to receive a new T76 R-series track loader. The T76, which will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, is valued at $75,000.
“Our service men and women put their lives on the line for our country every day, and they deserve support long after they return from active duty,” said Mike Ballweber, North American president of Doosan Bobcat. “Donating one of our machines is just one way we can thank someone who has given so much to our country.”
Scale model proceeds to benefit Wounded Warrior Project
Doosan Bobcat is honored to partner with WWP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving injured veterans and their families. CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees will be able to purchase a limited-edition scale model of a T76 camouflage-wrapped loader on display at Doosan Bobcat’s booth. The model will be available for $40 and includes free shipping and delivery after the show. Gross sales of 2,000 units sold (up to $80,000) will be donated to WWP on behalf of Doosan Bobcat.
“We are proud to work with Wounded Warrior Project to give a voice to our veterans and raise awareness for this great organization,” said Ballweber.
Attendees will also be able to support injured veterans by purchasing WWP-branded apparel and gifts at a pop-up store located in Doosan Bobcat’s booth during the show.
“We’re incredibly grateful for Doosan Bobcat’s passion for serving injured veterans and their families,” said WWP Chief Development Officer Gary Corless. “Their support will help us honor and empower warriors and provide life-changing programs and services free of charge.”
Partnership with Bombas provides socks for attendees and VA shelters and programs
Doosan Bobcat will also partner with Bombas, an ecommerce sock and apparel company with a mission to help those in need, to raise additional awareness for the homeless needs of veterans. The partnership is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to empower people and support communities. Doosan Bobcat purchased 5,000 pairs of Bombas’s new, high-performance boot socks to give away at its booth throughout CONEXPO-CON/AGG. A pair of these socks, which will have Bobcat-branded packaging, have a retail value of more than $20.
For every item purchased, Bombas donates a specially designed item to someone in need. Through this partnership, Doosan Bobcat will donate 5,000 pairs of socks to the shelters and programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs to benefit at-risk veterans.
“We are happy to work with Doosan Bobcat and donate 5,000 pairs of socks to veterans in need,” said Alex Cohen, Associate Director of Corporate Sales at Bombas. “Our hope is to create a longer, lasting impact that raises awareness about homelessness and the importance of giving back within our local communities.”
New products unveiled
Doosan Bobcat will spotlight several of its new products, including the highly anticipated R-series compact loaders and compact excavators, at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. As the largest construction industry trade show in North America, Doosan Bobcat will be part of a nearly 36,000 square-foot space showcasing the latest advances in technology and innovation with equipment and interactive displays.
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ABOUT DOOSAN BOBCAT NORTH AMERICA
Doosan Bobcat North America is the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of Doosan Bobcat Inc., representing the world-renowned brands of Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products and Geith® attachments. These companies are industry leaders in the engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of compact construction equipment, generators, air compressors, lighting systems, light compaction equipment, and attachments.
ABOUT BOBCAT COMPANY
Bobcat Company, headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of compact equipment. Bobcat® compact equipment includes skid-steer, all-wheel steer, mini track and compact track loaders; excavators; VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carriers; utility vehicles; Toolcat™ utility work machines; compact tractors; small articulated loaders, and attachments and implements. As a global brand with more than 600 dealer locations in North America, Bobcat is the leader in compact equipment – the industry’s original innovator, beginning more than 60 years ago with the first compact machine and predecessor to the skid-steer loader. Bobcat leads the industry with state-of-the-art technology for its compact equipment, delivering the latest solutions to help customers work more productively. For more information on Bobcat products and technology, visit bobcat.com.
ABOUT WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), top rated by Charity Navigator, and holding a GuideStar Platinum rating. Learn more about how WWP connects, serves, and empowers at woundedwarriorproject.org.
Founders Randy Goldberg and David Heath started Bombas after learning socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters. Since its founding in 2013, the company’s mission has been to donate one pair of socks for every pair purchased to those in need. Today, Bombas has donated more than 30 million pairs of socks to the homeless community and works with more than 3,000 giving partners nationwide—including shelters and other nonprofit organizations–to distribute these items throughout the year. For more information, visit bombas.com.