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RDO Equipment Co. News - September, 2013

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


Portland Joins FundingFactory to Give Back to Local School

Portland Joins FundingFactory to Give Back to Local School

In May 2013, the Portland store joined FundingFactory. FundingFactory is an organization that recycles small electronics and ink cartridges; in return, FundingFactory gives money which you can donate to any non-profit such as schools, church, foundations, etc.

The store mailed out information and visited the businesses on their street to help with the accumulation of these items needed...

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FSO – Fargo Team Members Utilize Community Time

FSO – Fargo Team Members Utilize Community Time

The back-to-school rush has now come and gone. In preparation for the new school year, thirteen RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt team members that make up the Benefits, Payroll, and Safety teams volunteered their time to support the United Way School Supply Drive. This is an annual event in the Fargo-Moorhead communities sponsored by the United Way of Cass-Clay. During the School Supply...

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Burnsville – VER Sponsor of Mended Hearts Golf Tournament

Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that offers the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families, and caregivers. The proceeds of this year’s golf tournament went towards automated external defibrillator (AED) purchases throughout central Minnesota, as well as education and training.

Mended Hearts has been around for over 60 years and the...

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Phoenix Furthers Partnership with Local Food Bank

Phoenix Furthers Partnership with Local Food Bank

In early September, the Phoenix store participated in events with St. Mary’s Food Bank, which furthers the relationship they have with the charity. On September 7, team members sponsored and participated in the Food Bank’s annual golf tournament. The store sponsored a hole and one team participated. The event included many of the store’s underground customers. RDO Equipment Co. was the...

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Waco Participates in Westfest Parade

Waco Participates in Westfest Parade

Every year on Labor Day weekend the town of West, Texas comes alive for a heritage celebration called Westfest. This year, despite the recent disaster in West, Westfest was in full motion.

The Waco and Austin locations partnered together to get an 824K to West for the parade that kicks off the annual Westfest event. The parade had over 200 floats and over 50,000 people in attendance.

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Tucson Gives Customers Opportunity to View New Deere 644K Hy¬brid

Tucson Gives Customers Opportunity to View New Deere 644K Hy¬brid

The Tucson Sales team invited their customers to see the new Deere 644K Hybrid unit. The store worked together to ensure the event went smoothly – including coordinating transporting the unit from Phoenix, advertising and inviting customers to the event, ordering lunch, cleaning the shop and yard, and more.

Bryan Talyn from John Deere presented the features of the Hybrid, and guests...

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Mankato Employee Celebrates 35 Years of Service

Service Technician Dick Hruska celebrates 35 Years of Service in September. He was recently presented with his gift – a 42” TV at an Open Book Meeting.

“Dick’s sense of humor over the years has been a source of enjoyment to the other Service Technicians and team that makes Mankato RDO a great place to work! Dick’s commitment to our success in Mankato over the past 35 years is greatly...

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Partnership adds John Deere Construction & Forestry Technician Initiative at NDSCS

Partnership adds John Deere Construction & Forestry Technician Initiative at NDSCS

Wahpeton, N.D. (Sept. 12, 2013) — Following a demonstration of the technology and support systems involved in trouble-shooting heavy construction equipment, representatives from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., John Deere, and RDO Equipment Co. announced the addition of the John Deere Construction and Forestry Tech initiative to the NDSCS Diesel Technology program. ...

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RDO Equipment Co.’s First Diesel Instructor Conference a Success

RDO Equipment Co.’s First Diesel Instructor Conference a Success

RDO Equipment Co.’s First Diesel Instructor Conference a Success

As a way to promote RDO Equipment Co. and the Access Your Future Program to diesel technology programs across the country, the Diesel Instructor Conference was held in late July. More than 35 instructors from 19 partnership schools were in attendance.

The event created awareness about the company’s culture and family...

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RDO Equipment Co. Names Bruce Daughters Regional General Manager in Queensland, Australia

Bruce Daughters has been named Regional Manager at Vanderfield Pty Ltd. in Queensland, Australia. Bruce will be based in Toowoomba and will provide leadership in the development and deployment of the business plan for the eastern Queensland operations.

Daughters has been with RDO Equipment Co. since November 2004. In that time he has served in several management positions focused on...

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Casselton Hosts Day of Play Community Event

Casselton Hosts Day of Play Community Event

Casselton Hosts Day of Play Community Event

The Casselton store held a Day of Play event for the community on July 26. The event was held during Casselton’s annual SummerFest event, which has lots of activities throughout the weekend.

The store had a good turnout, with over 100 children attending.  They estimated 80% had never been on a combine or tractor.

The Day of Play event...

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Fergus Falls and Moorhead Sponsor 9th Annual Red Horse Ranch Rodeo

Fergus Falls and Moorhead Sponsor 9th Annual Red Horse Ranch Rodeo

Fergus Falls and Moorhead Sponsor 9th Annual Red Horse Ranch Rodeo

The Fergus Falls and Moorhead stores were a large sponsor for the 9th Annual Red Horse Ranch Rodeo. The stores have been involved in the rodeo since its beginning, but this is the second year they’ve been one of the major sponsors.

As part of the sponsorship, the store brought in several pieces of equipment for...

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Ada Volunteers at Rebuilding Together to Help Renovate Ada Home

Ada Volunteers at Rebuilding Together to Help Renovate Ada Home

Ada Volunteers at Rebuilding Together to Help Renovate Ada Home

Rebuilding Together, a group based in Fargo/Moorhead, is an organization that improves the homes and lives of homeowners in need. They typically offer home repair and renovation, free of charge, to low income families with an emphasis on helping the elderly, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Justin Marquis,...

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