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RDO Equipment Co. News - February, 2013

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Mark Kreps Named Vice President of Sales - Agriculture

FARGO, N.D. – RDO Equipment Co. has named Mark Kreps Vice President of Sales – Agriculture. Kreps will be responsible for overall sales strategy and execution across the company’s agriculture division. In addition, he will continue his leadership over the Core Accounts team, which works with large customers in RDO Equipment Co.’s agriculture regions.

Kreps has nearly 30 years of sales...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Matt Daniell Named Fort Worth General Manager

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Matt Daniell has been named general manager of Fort Worth and he brings more than 15 years of experience with RDO Equipment Co. to his new role. Matt has served in several service and management positions including service dispatcher, Fort Worth service manager, and most recently, regional aftermarket manager for the Texas region.

Daryl Shelton, RDO Equipment Co. Vice...

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Bluebird Gardens CSA Thrives with Fergus Falls Partnership

Bluebird Gardens CSA Thrives with Fergus Falls Partnership

Bluebird Gardens CSA Thrives with Fergus Falls Partnership

Today’s consumer wants to know where food comes from before it hits the table and participating in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), is an easy method to do so. In a traditional CSA model, a farmer sells a number of shares to the public, with each share providing the participant a box of vegetables and seasonal produce each...

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Watsonville Donates to Local Food Bank

Watsonville Donates to Local Food Bank

Watsonville Donates to Local Food Bank

The Watsonville team donated $960 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County. These funds were raised at the Farmer’s Dinner the store sponsored. The dinner occurs once a month and is sponsored by a different business each time. The proceeds of the dinner go to the host’s charity of choice.

In addition to donating the funds from the...

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Grand Forks Hosts the Great Cookie Baking Contest

Grand Forks Hosts the Great Cookie Baking Contest

The team members in Grand Forks competed in a recent event at their store: The Great Cookie Baking Contest. Employees were encouraged to bring in homemade cookies to be judged and voted on. There were several varieties of cookies that employees (and some customers) were given the chance to taste and then vote on their favorite. Special...

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Southern California RDO-Vermeer Stores Donate Equipment to College

Southern California RDO-Vermeer Stores Donate Equipment to College

Southern California RDO-Vermeer Stores Donate Equipment to College
The Southern California RDO-Vermeer stores recently donated the use of a BC900XL to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA. They used the machine to clean the grounds at the farm. RDO-Vermeer has a great relationship with this school. Every semester, students visit the Fontana store to learn about equipment operation and...

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Denver Silha Named Regional Sales Manager - Agriculture in Bismarck

Denver Silha Named Regional Sales Manager - Agriculture in Bismarck

Denver Silha has been named Regional Sales Manager – Agriculture. Denver will be responsible for overseeing the agriculture sales functions in Bismarck, N.D.

Silha has worked at RDO Equipment Co. for more than 10 years as an agriculture account manager.

“Denver brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. He’s a...

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Tucson Customer Featured in John Deere Publication

Tucson Customer Featured in John Deere Publication

Tucson Customer Featured in John Deere Publication

R W Strunk Excavating, a customer of our Tucson store, was featured in the fall issue of RDO Review (RDO Equipment Co. customizes three separate pages in each issue of John Deere’s D-Mag, but is not in charge of overall content).

Tucson team members drove to a jobsite of R W Strunk Excavating and presented them with a framed copy of...

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Austin Store Receives Environmental Stewardship Award

Austin Store Receives Environmental Stewardship Award

Austin Store Receives Environmental Stewardship Award

Energy Solutions of Texas awarded the Austin store with its Environmental Stewardship Award. Energy Solutions of Texas (ESoT) provides products and services to commercial, industrial, and public institutions. Their products reduce operating expenses and improve facility appearance, safety, and functionality.

After meeting with...

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Washburn Hosts 4th Annual Safety Day

Washburn Hosts 4th Annual Safety Day

Washburn Hosts 4th Annual Safety Day

The Washburn store held their 4th Annual Safety Day for area first graders on January 23, 2013. Close to 100 children went through the program this year from Washburn, Turtle Lake, Center, and Underwood schools. The event features several “stations” set up throughout the store to teach the young students about multiple types of safety.

Owen...

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Chad Richter Named Store Manager in Washburn

Chad Richter Named Store Manager in Washburn

Chad Richter has been named store manager at the Washburn location. Chad was most recently employed at Butler Machinery Co. in Minot as an agriculture sales professional and has several years of experience in the dealership industry.

“We are fortunate to have Chad join our team in Western North Dakota,” said Dwight Bleth, Regional General...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Management Promotions and Leadership Realignment

RDO Equipment Co. announces a number of promotions and a realignment of responsibility on the leadership team. 

The following promotions are announced: Chris Cooper, Keith Kreps, Ryan Offutt, and Jean Zimmerman have been promoted to Executive Vice President; Steve Connelly has been promoted to Vice President of Midwest Agriculture; Davin Peterson has been promoted to Vice President of...

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Billings Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Event

Billings Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Event

The Billings store hosted their annual Customer Appreciation event on January 16. The store underwent an expansion which was completed this fall. The store expanded their showroom space to accommodate a showroom for RDOIC (they can now display more survey and GPS equipment) and service center. A total of 4,000 square feet was added.
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February 3, 2013  |  Category: Events
Fort Worth and Irving Donate to Toys for Tots and Participate in Toy Run

Fort Worth and Irving Donate to Toys for Tots and Participate in Toy Run

Fort Worth and Irving Donate to Toys for Tots and Participate in Toy Run

As a way to give back during the holiday season, the Fort Worth and Irving stores collected toys for the Toys for Tots program. In addition to the toy drive, the stores each donated $500 and team members participated in the annual Toy Run, a motorcycle event.

Thanks to a friendly competition between the two...

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Employees Receive Top Contributor at NDIDA Leadership Seminar

Employees Receive Top Contributor at NDIDA Leadership Seminar

Ryan Hanson, Aberdeen Account Manager, and Mitch Strehlow, Moorhead Service Advisor, received Top Contributor at “Mastering Leadership Skills – I Seminar.” This course is sponsored by the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association (NDIDA).

This course is a series of six monthly two-day sessions and gives a comprehensive...

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