Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc. recently donated two rental machines, both Case TR310 compact track loaders equipped with grapple buckets, to use in cleaning up the Herman Kiefer Hospital complex and neighborhood in Detroit, Mich., as part of a Team Rubicon effort.

Team Rubicon is a veteran-led disaster response organization that deploys teams globally to provide assistance and relief to affected communities. Its heavy equipment operators are trained as part of a partnership with Case that began in November 2015. 

Over 100 volunteers and training personnel were brought in to help local residents improve properties in the area as part of Operation Joe Louis, an urban blight response project.

“We are always looking for ways to give back to our communities and provide equipment to assist with important projects,” said Charlie Patterson, president at Southeastern Equipment. “We were very happy to help with the Case and Team Rubicon project to revitalize the Detroit neighborhood.”

The Case TR310 track loaders provided by Southeastern Equipment were used to manage debris in the areas designated for improvement. They were useful for the removal of fallen or dangerous trees, trash, overgrowth, and the consolidation of debris and refuse. Crews also operated the equipment to demolish several garages and other small buildings that were beyond repair.

Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc. has been selling, servicing, and renting heavy machinery since 1957. The company has 18 locations throughout Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana.