1842 - Jerome Increase Case founded the Racine Threshing Machine Works in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. The company's threshing machines were capable of threshing 10 times more wheat than the existing hand-powered method.
1865 - Old Abe began his career as the most famous bird in construction and agriculture history as the trademark of J.I. Case Company.
1869 - Case constructed the first portable steam engine, leading to the birth of road construction. The original machine is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
1912 - Case manufactured a complete line of road-building equipment, including graders and steam rollers for compacting road surfaces.
1957 - Case introduced the landmark Case Model 320, the industry’s first factory-integrated tractor loader/backhoe.
1967 - Case enters excavator market.
1969 - Case purchased the rights to produce multi-purpose skid steer loaders. Production began in Burlington, Iowa, but later moved to Wichita, Kansas, where it continues today.
1977 - Case acquires Poclain excavators.
1981 - Case acquires Drott and enters wheeled excavators market.
1982 - Case celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first factory-integrated tractor loader/backhoe with the introduction of the 580D.