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RDO Equipment Co. News - May, 2014

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


South Dakota Planting Clinic Takes a New Approach

South Dakota Planting Clinic Takes a New Approach

For several years, the South Dakota agriculture stores (Aberdeen, Redfield, and Webster) have held a Spring Planting Clinic. They typically held three consecutive clinics at each of the stores. This year, the team decided to host one clinic at an offsite location. The day’s event featured a large class for planter optimization and maintenance in the morning, and then breakouts in the...

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May 15, 2014  |  Category: Events
Rancho Dominguez Clean up Little League Park

Rancho Dominguez Clean up Little League Park

California had a severe rain storm this spring that inundated and unleveled a local Little League field close to the Rancho Dominguez store. When the team in Rancho Dominguez heard about the lead time the City had to repair the park, the team offered man hours and equipment.

On March 22, Account Manager Jerry Barker; Lead Parts Specialist Ruben Valenzuela; and Part Specialist Joel...

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Ehrenberg Team Helps out United Way

Ehrenberg Team Helps out United Way

The Ehrenberg team participated in the 2014 Touch-A-Truck fundraiser, put on by River Cities United Way in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

During this event, kids of all ages were able to get in the driver’s seat of different types of machinery that’s used in and around the community such as tractors, semi-trucks, tow trucks, cranes, bucket trucks, etc. In addition to getting behind the wheel of...

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Breckenridge Class Visit

Breckenridge Class Visit

The St. Mary's Catholic School’s 7th grade class visited the Breckenridge location. The students were studying 1/16 and 1/32 scale tractors and wanted to measure the accuracy of full size tractors. They were given a tour of the facility and then proceeded to the old combine shop so they could work on their project.

The store had a 9650RT, 9510R, 6210R and a 3720 cab tractor along with...

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Sherrill Tree Climbing Seminar Held

Sherrill Tree Climbing Seminar Held

The Eugene Oregon Vermeer location hosted a Sherrill Tree climbing seminar (advanced climbing techniques) in mid-March.

More than 50 customers attended the seminar which featured an indoor tree in the shop, thanks to some creative rigging from the Eugene team!

“Being new to the Eugene market, this class was not only critical to be able to provide training to our customers, but also...

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May 7, 2014  |  Category: Events

Yuma Customer Appreciation Dinner

On Friday March 28, 2014, Yuma held a Customer Appreciation Dinner. Clint Pikula, Yuma Account Manager; Craig Johnson, Wellton Account Manager; and Eddie Good, Yuma Account Manager, manned the grill and cooked Tri Tip. Raul Murrieta, Yuma Parts Manager, made two big pots of beans and Keith Knappen, Yuma Service Manager; Saul Amezquita, Precision Product Specialist; and Linda Huffman,...

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May 6, 2014  |  Category: Events
Lisbon Planter Clinic

Lisbon Planter Clinic

The Lisbon team held a Planter Clinic for their customers. Josh Stroh, Precision Product Specialist; Tony Kramer, Precision Product Specialist; and Jim Huseth, Product Specialist Supervisor presented information at the clinic, along with Paul Peterson, Regional Sales Manager, and Missy Sjolin, Parts Manager.

Roughly 30 customers attended as well as the majority of Lisbon employees in...

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May 5, 2014  |  Category: Events
Terry Malingen Named Regional Sales Manager

Terry Malingen Named Regional Sales Manager

Terry Malingen has been named the new Regional Sales Manager for the Breckenridge and Fergus Falls locations. Terry began his career with Interstate Equipment in 1998 as a Customer Service Representative before transitioning into an AMS role.

After Interstate was purchased by RDO Equipment Co., Terry continued as a member of the Precision Products Team as a Specialist before...

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Jim Carell Named McKinney Sales Manager

Jim Carell Named McKinney Sales Manager

Jim Carell has been named Sales Manager for the new McKinney location. Jim started with RDO Equipment Co. in 2002 as a Sales Professional. In 2012, he took the role of Sales Manager in Irving.

“Jim is a great asset to RDO Equipment Co. and the Texas Region. He has been an instrumental team member in driving the focus, direction, and market impact in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with...

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