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RDO Equipment Co. News - June, 2013

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Portland Hosts Rigging Seminar

Portland Hosts Rigging Seminar

Portland Hosts Rigging Seminar

More than 40 people attended Portland’s recent Advanced Rigging seminar.

Portland provided attendees 6.5 continuing education credits (CEUs) for only a minimal cost. For certified arborists, the classes that Portland hosts offer a great deal. Many classes are hard to find, and typically cost up to three times as much.

The seminar generated over...

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June 29, 2013  |  Category: Events
Minot Store Utilizes Community Time to Help at Local Zoo

Minot Store Utilizes Community Time to Help at Local Zoo

Minot Store Utilizes Community Time to Help at Local Zoo

In 2011, Minot was hit with horrible flooding. Not only were homes and businesses damaged, but several community parks, playgrounds, and Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo.

Eighteen Minot employees utilized their 8 hours of Community Time to assist at the zoo. Each day for about a week, four employees assisted with projects to help the...

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Advanced Fluid Connection Center YouTube Video Gaining Attention

Advanced Fluid Connection Center YouTube Video Gaining Attention

Videos are a beneficial way to share information and news about RDO Equipment Co. Our current YouTube page features videos from our manufacturers, event recaps, and more.

One unique video is a feature on the Advanced Fluid Connection Center in Burnsville, MN. Shot internally, the video takes a look at the step-by-step...

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Employee Receives Top Contributor at NDIDA Leadership Seminar

Employee Receives Top Contributor at NDIDA Leadership Seminar

Pat Anderson, Breckenridge Shop Foreman, received Top Contributor at “Mastering Leadership Skills – II 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 overview of skills and information necessary...

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Burnsville (CE) and Burnsville (VER) Assist with Underground School

Burnsville (CE) and Burnsville (VER) Assist with Underground School

Burnsville (CE) and Burnsville (VER) Assist with Underground School

The Burnsville (CE) and Burnsville (VER) teams donated equipment and had a display at the recent Minnesota Municipal Utility Association’s (MMUA) Underground School, held in mid-May. Minnesota Rural Electric Association and American Public Power Association were also part of the event.

These associations conduct...

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June 25, 2013  |  Category: Events

Important Information Regarding California Air Compliance

Important Information Regarding California Air Compliance

The following information is primarily for California only, but will also affect any companies from other states wanting to work in California. Those companies wishing to work in California will also need to abide by these regulations.

Compliance Requirements Summary
On July 26, 2007, the California Air Resources Board (CARB)...

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Phoenix Community Efforts

Phoenix Community Efforts

Phoenix Community Efforts

The Phoenix team was honored alongside 50 other companies at a luncheon in late May at the St. Mary’s Food Bank. They were recognized as a 2012 Hunger Hero. To accomplish this, the Phoenix team had volunteered three times at the food bank, donated more than $1,000 plus 1,000 pounds of food. John Cheney, General Manager, and Michael Carr, Parts Specialist,...

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Burnsville CE Volunteers at Local Ronald McDonald House

Burnsville CE Volunteers at Local Ronald McDonald House

Burnsville CE Volunteers at Local Ronald McDonald House

Members of the Burnsville CE team used their Community Time to give back to their local Ronald McDonald House in early June. They brought a meal in for the families staying there.

They also visited the Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota and presented them with two John Deere wagons (one pink, one green). While there,...

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Phoenix Goes Green

Phoenix Goes Green

Phoenix Goes Green

Phoenix, Arizona averages nearly 300 sunny days a year. To utilize some of those rays, the Phoenix store recently installed a solar array on top of the carport. The next step was to obtain a permit that allows them to put electricity back into the grid.

RDO Equipment Co. partnered with Green Choice Solar, a company that specializes in this type of installation....

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June 20, 2013  |  Category:
Terry Lacher Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Terry Lacher Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Terry Lacher Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Terry Lacher, Product Specialist Supervisor, celebrated 30 Years of Service in May. Terry has served in parts, service, and management roles throughout his time with RDO Equipment Co. In his current role as Product Specialist Supervisor, he is responsible for training, support, and product experience for John Deere’s newest agriculture...

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Portland and Eugene Support Local Dozer Day Event

Portland and Eugene Support Local Dozer Day Event

Portland and Eugene Support Local Dozer Day Event

Over the past several years, the Portland store has participated in the children’s event, Dozer Day. Dozer Day is like going to a fair, only the “rides” are heavy construction equipment. Kids hop in the driver’s seat and actually drive dozers, dump trucks, and other pieces of heavy equipment, with a professional operator at their side....

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RDO Equipment Co. + FFA = Winning Combination

RDO Equipment Co. + FFA = Winning Combination

“I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.”

This is the first part of the FFA creed...

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