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RDO Equipment Co. News - December, 2013

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ACT Customers Visit Large Phoenix Customer to Learn More about Construction Industry

ACT Customers Visit Large Phoenix Customer to Learn More about Construction Industry

ACT Customers Visit Large Phoenix Customer to Learn More about Construction Industry

Two key construction account customers from the Volgograd, Russia region traveled to America with ACT team members to learn more about the construction business in the United States. Agro-Construction Technology (ACT, the RDO Equipment Co. partnership in Russia) operates more than 10 agriculture and...

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Billings Team Members Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Billings Team Members Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Billings Team Members Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Ray Belmontez, Parts Warehouse Specialist, helped organize fellow team members to give their eight hours of Community Time to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Ray has a friend who is part of the organization in Billings and he thought it would be a great way for a construction dealer to give back at a build site.

Six...

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Northern Ag Expo a Successful Agri-Business Event for RDO Equipment Co.

Northern Ag Expo a Successful Agri-Business Event for RDO Equipment Co.

Northern Ag Expo a Successful Agri-Business Event for RDO Equipment Co.

In early December, RDO Equipment Co. had a booth at the Northern Ag Expo in Fargo, ND. The Northern Ag Expo is organized by the North Dakota Agricultural Association. Along with several booths, agri-business classes are held with topics ranging from crop production strategies to new technology.

The RDO Equipment...

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December 28, 2013  |  Category: Events
Livermore Clears Unwanted Bushes for Local Parks District

Livermore Clears Unwanted Bushes for Local Parks District

Livermore Clears Unwanted Bushes for Local Parks District

In their search for community service projects, Livermore Shop Foreman Frank Gouveia contacted the Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD) and received a request for help in removing several non-native Oleander bushes lining the entrance to Shadow Cliffs Park in Pleasanton, CA.

A total of 10 enormous bushes needed...

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Tucson Donates 75 Turkeys to Local Cause

Tucson Donates 75 Turkeys to Local Cause

Tucson Donates 75 Turkeys to Local Cause

For the second year in a row, RDO Equipment Co. – Tucson had the pleasure to donate to Kristi's Kids Season 4 Hope Drive, through KVOA News 4. The turkeys will be donated to the Tucson Community Food Bank.

Tucson team members loaded the bucket of a John Deere unit with the turkeys and then delivered them to the KVOA donation site.

“The...

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Sunnyside Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

Sunnyside Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

Sunnyside Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

On Friday, November 15, the Sunnyside store held its annual after-harvest customer appreciation dinner. The event was a huge success, with more than 365 in attendance.

The event featured a catered BBQ dinner, face painting and a bounce house for the kids, and several drawings for door prizes for those in attendance.

“Our customers and...

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December 23, 2013  |  Category: Events
Southwest Ag Stores “Partner with Employees” at Friendly Softball Game

Southwest Ag Stores “Partner with Employees” at Friendly Softball Game

Southwest Ag Stores “Partner with Employees” at Friendly Softball Game

Two Southwest Ag locations demonstrated the “Partner with Employees” Core Value by a friendly competition of softball. Yuma and Imperial employees, along with their families, coordinated a softball game against each other.

Yuma’s “The SWAG” beat Imperial’s “The Green Machine” the first game, but Imperial came back...

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Matt Smith Takes New Role in Watsonville

Matt Smith Takes New Role in Watsonville

Matt Smith Takes New Role in Watsonville

Matt Smith has been named Aftermarket Manager in Watsonville. Matt joined RDO Equipment Co. in 2012 as a Parts Specialist. He has had exposure to all departments in the store, including time spent as a Transactional Account Manager.

“I am excited about this role and the opportunity to continue to develop our relationships with customers....

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Shawn Paschke Named to Construction Equipment’s Under 40 List

Shawn Paschke Named to Construction Equipment’s Under 40 List

Shawn Paschke Named to Construction Equipment’s Under 40 List

Construction Equipment magazine announced its inaugural class of the Under 40 in Construction Equipment Awards. Twenty-four winners comprise the Class of 2013, representing disciplines across the construction equipment industry. The list includes asset managers who run equipment fleets, operators, construction-company owners,...

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Imperial Builds Team Camaraderie during Parade and Cook-off

Imperial Builds Team Camaraderie during Parade and Cook-off

Imperial Builds Team Camaraderie during Parade and Cook-off

The Imperial team recently participated in the Brawley, CA 57th Annual Cattle Call Parade and Chili Cook-off. This event brings in roughly 20,000 people from all around Imperial County and concludes with a weekend of Rodeo fun for all to enjoy.

This was the store’s first year of participation and although they didn’t place...

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Northern California Stores Donate Coats

Northern California Stores Donate Coats

Northern California Stores Donate Coats

Fowler, Livermore, and Sacramento team members donated 80 winter jackets for the third annual Lyon Coat Drive. Organized by a local real estate company, the stores’ employees collected new or gently used adult and children’s coats. The coats were distributed to local charities, including a homeless ministry.

Steve Carpenter, with Lyon Real...

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Webster Participates in Holiday Food Drive

Webster Participates in Holiday Food Drive

Webster Participates in Holiday Food Drive

The Webster store participated in their second annual food drive for their local food pantry. Everyone at the store was encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate.

“It really feels good when we all can get together and donate such a large amount of food to those in need during this holiday season,” commented Vern Johnson, Store...

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Tucson Gets Involved in Pecan Festival

Tucson Gets Involved in Pecan Festival

Tucson Gets Involved in Pecan Festival

The Green Valley Pecan Co.’s 5,000 acre pecan orchard is the world’s largest irrigated pecan orchard. They grow and process pecans that are world renowned for their farm to table freshness.

On Saturday, November 9 in Sahuarita, AZ Green Valley Pecan Co. held its 5th annual Pecan Festival. The Tucson store was asked to be a sponsor of this...

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Salinas Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Salinas Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Salinas Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

After a suggestion from Salinas team member Homer Diaz, Parts Specialist, the store decided to wear pink shirts every Friday for the month of October to show support for breast cancer awareness.

Fifteen team members wore their pink shirts every Friday and many customers noticed. IN fact, several customers asked if the store had extra...

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Austin Donates to Project Care Case

Austin Donates to Project Care Case

Austin Donates to Project Care Case

In the Austin community, when a child arrives at his or her first foster placement, it’s often with their belongings (if any) in a garbage or plastic grocery bag. And, if they are in multiple foster family placements, they may not even have the same pillow and blanket to sleep on as they did the night before. They often have limited personal items,...

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RDO Caters Taters is another Record Breaking Event

RDO Caters Taters is another Record Breaking Event

RDO Caters Taters is another Record Breaking Event

On November 7th, Fargo/Moorhead area R.D. Offutt Company and RDO Equipment Co. team members hosted the 14th annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity, benefiting Project Ignite Light. The event was a huge success, serving more than 2,680 guests during the two hour luncheon, and resulting in $49,606 raised for the benefitting charity.

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Phoenix Assists Homes 4 Wounded Warriors Organization

Phoenix Assists Homes 4 Wounded Warriors Organization

Phoenix Assists Homes 4 Wounded Warriors Organization

The Phoenix store recently loaned a skid steer to Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. This group is a non-profit organization that was created to help raise money to build or modify the homes of American’s injured Military Veterans from across the country.

Adam Gilbertson, RDOIC Northern General Manager, read an article this...

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