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RDO Equipment Co. News - March, 2014

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RDO Equipment Co. Team Members Host Customer Reception

RDO Equipment Co. Team Members Host Customer Reception

Vermeer team members from Oregon and California sponsored a customer reception at the US Compost Council. The annual convention was held in Oakland, CA this year.

RDO Equipment Co. sponsored the reception at Scott’s Seafood in Jack London Square for some of our top customers. Customer attendees included Sonoma Compost, Synagro, City of Plano, and Bunyan Brothers.

Brandon Kyse, Vermeer...

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Lakeside’s Success with Carl Moyer Funding

Glen Bullock, who recently bought Dick Miller Inc. (DMI) Construction Company, was aware of California’s Diesel Off-Road On-Line Reporting System (DOORS) but didn’t fully understand it. Alan Rakow, RDO Equipment Co.’s Power Plant and Emission Specialist, met with Glen and explained the regulations that his fleet would have to meet a Fleet Emission Average of 6.5 to be compliant in 2019...

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Field Support Office Team Members Help Ring Bells for Salvation Army

The red kettles of the Salvation Army are a familiar site around the holidays. The bell ringers themselves are a necessity to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign each year.
During the 2013 holiday season, several departments at the Field Support Office used their Community Time to ring bells. Those departments included: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit, and...

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Chad Fleckenstein Named Hazen Service Manager

Chad Fleckenstein Named Hazen Service Manager

Chad Fleckenstein has been named Service Manager in Hazen. Chad started with RDO Equipment Co. in 2007 as a Service Technician and soon transitioned to a Field Service Technician.

David Ripplinger, Hazen Store Manager, commented, “Chad’s skill and knowledge of John Deere equipment, as well as the relationships he’s established with our customers, make him well suited for this position.”...

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Vern Johnson Named Service Operations Manager for South Dakota and Western North Dakota

Vern Johnson Named Service Operations Manager for South Dakota and Western North Dakota

Vern Johnson has been named Service Operations Manager for South Dakota and Western ND. Vern joined RDO Equipment Co. in 2010 as part of the acquisition of the Webster, S.D. store. He started his career in 1993 as a Service Technician and has most recently served as Store Manager in Webster.

“Vern’s understanding of the region he will be working in along with his extensive experience in...

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Brian Lohse Named Regional Aftermarket Manager – Parts for Midwest Ag

Brian Lohse Named Regional Aftermarket Manager – Parts for Midwest Ag

Brian Lohse has been named the Regional Aftermarket Manager – Parts for the Midwest Ag region. Brian joined RDO Equipment Co. in 2005 in Lisbon with a strong background in the industry. He served as the Store/Parts Manager in Lisbon until 2009 when he became the Store/Parts Manager in Fergus Falls.

Steve Connelly, Vice President of Midwest Ag, commented, “Brian is a great complement to...

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Evan Fonder Awarded Emerging Leader Award

Evan Fonder Awarded Emerging Leader Award

Aberdeen Store Manager Evan Fonder has been awarded the Emerging Leader Award from the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. Established by the Chamber in 2008 to foster young leadership and enhance youth retention in the community, this award is presented to an individual who is in the first years of their career and has demonstrated leadership qualities within their businesses and community.

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Washburn Store Holds Annual Safety Day for Area First Graders

Washburn Store Holds Annual Safety Day for Area First Graders

On February 6, 80 first graders from Washburn, Turtle Lake, Underwood and Center elementary schools attended Safety Days at the Washburn, ND store. In partnership with the ND Farm Bureau, the McLean County Extension Office, and the McLean County Sheriff’s Office, the annual event featured information covering a broad group of safety topics. These topics included safety practices around...

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Lisbon Store Holds Customer Appreciation Supper

Lisbon Store Holds Customer Appreciation Supper

On January 29, employees at the Lisbon store prepared and served a Customer Appreciation steak supper to 60 customers as a thank you for their ongoing business.
Wylie Geyer, Lisbon Store Manager, commented, “The local team planned and delivered the entire event and many of the customers commented about how nice it was to sit and visit with the employees.”