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RDO Equipment Co. News - July, 2013

Learn about our stores, equipment, employees and service to the community.


Grand Forks Holds Employee Cook-off

Grand Forks Holds Employee Cook-off

Grand Forks Holds Employee Cook-off

Tim Sattler, Sales Professional, and his specialty dip, Buffalo Wing Chicken Dip, recently won accolades and the high honor of Favorite Dip at a contest held in Grand Forks earlier this summer. Second place honors went to Chris Shirek, Parts Specialist, and third place was shared between Ron Vonasek, Sales Professional, and Jared Harshman, Shop...

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Bob Nelson Celebrates 35 Years of Service

Bob Nelson Celebrates 35 Years of Service

Bob Nelson Celebrates 35 Years of Service

Bob Nelson, Redfield Truck Driver, celebrated 35 years of service in June. The store held an Open House to celebrate this milestone by having a grill out and inviting customers, family, and friends. Erin Albrecht, Central Trucking Manager, attended Redfield’s June Open Book Meeting and presented Bob with his Years of Service gift, a flat screen...

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Troy Young Named Regional Aftermarket Manager for Texas Region

Troy Young Named Regional Aftermarket Manager for Texas Region

Troy Young Named Regional Aftermarket Manager for Texas Region

Troy Young has been named Regional Aftermarket Manager for the Texas Region. He most recently served as the Aftermarket Manager in Waco. Troy joined RDO Equipment Co. in 2000.

Troy said, “I am excited for this new opportunity to partner with the Texas Region on efforts that will provide a superior Aftermarket experience...

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Bozeman Hosts Successful Customer Appreciation Day

Bozeman Hosts Successful Customer Appreciation Day

Bozeman Hosts Successful Customer Appreciation Day

The Bozeman store held a Customer Appreciation event in mid-June. It was a Montana effort in preparation, as many Billings employees assisted by cleaning and setting up the yard, shop, and showroom.

The Service Department prepared the shop for the lunch and cleared enough space to display both service trucks, which allowed customers...

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July 28, 2013  |  Category: Events
Lakeside Co-Sponsors AGC/EGCC Golf Tournament

Lakeside Co-Sponsors AGC/EGCC Golf Tournament

Lakeside Co-Sponsors AGC/EGCC Golf Tournament

The Lakeside store co-sponsored the Associated General Contractors/EGCC golf tournament, held June 7. Since the store co-sponsored the event, they were set up on the first hole and gave out water, hats, and can koozies. Hole #1 also featured the longest drive competition, and they gave out John Deere model excavators and dump trucks. Nearly...

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July 27, 2013  |  Category: Events
Redfield Partners with City of Redfield for Community Time Project

Redfield Partners with City of Redfield for Community Time Project

Redfield Partners with City of Redfield for Community Time Project

After the Community Time initiative was announced, the Redfield team started looking for a way to give back. They reached out to the City and asked where the team could donate some time.

The City mentioned a playground project. Due to the heavy rainfall in Redfield this spring, the City was behind on several of their...

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Aberdeen Hosts John Deere Day of Play Event

Aberdeen Hosts John Deere Day of Play Event

Aberdeen Hosts John Deere Day of Play Event

At the 2012 Parts and Service Expo, John Deere presented attendees with the Day of Play concept. It’s a unique way to get families into the store for a fun event and see what kinds of neat things John Deere has available for kids.

Aberdeen decided to host a Day of Play event on June 28. They started by sending postcards and an e-blast to...

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New Braunfels Helps Seniors through Project Cool

New Braunfels Helps Seniors through Project Cool

New Braunfels Helps Seniors through Project Cool

During the summer months, considerable high temperatures and humidity in Texas inflict Seniors living in homes without air conditioning who face a great risk of heat related illnesses.

Project Cool was established in 1997 by the City of San Antonio Human Services to provide heat relief to residents 60 years of age and older across the...

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Lakeside Participates in “Touch a Truck” in San Diego

Lakeside Participates in “Touch a Truck” in San Diego

The Lakeside store brought two skid steers and a mini excavator to San Diego’s “Touch a Truck” event. Two Lakeside employees, Martin Sinnot, Parts Specialist, and Dennis Foreman, Service Technician, and Mike Perkins, Truck Driver, donated their time to help at the event. The John Deere equipment was so popular, there were lines all...

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Yuma Donates Time to Local Food Bank

Yuma Donates Time to Local Food Bank

Yuma Donates Time to Local Food Bank

On a recent Friday afternoon, a small group of employees from Yuma utilized their Community Time at their local food bank.

They sorted fresh watermelons and packaged carrots. Yuma County has the highest unemployment in the nation at 30.5% and child food insecurity is the highest in the state at 42.9%. Each month, Yuma Community Food Bank feeds...

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Phoenix Donates Water

Phoenix Donates Water

Phoenix Donates Water

The Phoenix store made their annual water drive donation to the St. Mary’s Food Bank before the 4th of July holiday. This is the third year the store has held a water drive, and this was the biggest one yet. As a store, they donated 140 cases of water, which equaled 3,547 bottles – or 468.3 gallons of water.

“The food bank was extremely grateful for our donation...

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Aberdeen Hosts Daycare Group

Aberdeen Hosts Daycare Group

The Aberdeen store hosted two groups of Kindergarten-age children from the local YMCA daycare. Each group included 15 kids. The visitors were given a tour of the Parts and Service Departments, and then had the chance to climb into a 624K Wheel Loader and 9560RT tractor.

In addition, Aberdeen team members shared with the kids how crops are grown and what...

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Sauk Rapids Participates in Granite City Days Parade

Sauk Rapids Participates in Granite City Days Parade

Sauk Rapids Participates in Granite City Days Parade

The Sauk Rapids store participated in the Granite City Days parade, held in St. Cloud in late June. This is the sixth year the store has participated.

The parade is the highlight of four days of city-wide events and activities each June. This year the store included its new service truck, a 772GP motor grader, store pick up and...

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