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RDO Equipment Co. News - January, 2015

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


Brian Bjordal Named Aberdeen Store Manager

Brian Bjordal has been named Store Manager in Aberdeen. Brian joined RDO Equipment Co. one year ago as the Webster Store Manager. He previously worked at Walmart for 23 years, with the last 11 as the Walmart Store Manager in Aberdeen.

“Brian brings a wealth of customer service experience,” commented Brook Stephens, Regional General Manager. “Brian has made an immediate impact to our...

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Partnership Formed with Central Lakes College

Central Lakes College, with campuses in Brainerd and Staples, Minn., attended RDO Integrated Controls’ Roadshow this spring. John Maleski, instructor, brought a few students with him from their Heavy Equipment Operations & Maintenance program.

The students and faculty were so impressed with the technology and the partnership between Topcon, John Deere, and RDO Equipment Co., that the...

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Portland Volunteers Time and Equipment

Portland Volunteers Time and Equipment

For the 7th year in a row, the Portland store was involved at the Portland Creative Science School to chip Christmas trees. Rod Fischer, Field Service Technician, and his son volunteered to do the work.

Joanna Goebel, with the Creative Science School, told Ollie Windle, General Manager: “This year’s Treecycle was a huge success. We collected $650 in donations by “recycling” or chipping...

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Midwest Construction Sales Professional Wins John Deere Award

In early December, Chad Kesteloot, a Sales Professional in Sioux Falls, was awarded the John Deere Signature Salesman Award for 2014. Chad joined RDO Equipment Co. in 1996 as a Field Service Technician and transitioned into a sales role in 2005.

“Chad has shown exceptional dedication to our customers and organization and is incredibly deserving of this recognition from our...

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Fontana Partners with Police Department’s K9 Unit for Toy Drive

Fontana Partners with Police Department’s K9 Unit for Toy Drive

Over the holiday season, the Fontana store held a toy drive and partnered with the Fontana Police Department K9 unit. The store was able to fill up a few stock boxes with toys which were then donated to the Kaiser Hospital and given to children who will be spending Christmas in the hospital, undergoing cancer treatments.|

Colby Gergovich, Regional Aftermarket Manager, added, “I was...

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Flagstaff Donates Turkeys

The Flagstaff team “hatched” a plan to help their local food bank during Thanksgiving with a donation of 10 turkeys, matched by their local grocery story. Through Thanksgiving, customers and employees were encouraged to donate a turkey
Employees were also challenged to bring in non-perishable food items for the food bank.

In total, about 20 turkeys were donated along with 50 pounds of...

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Portland Donates Bikes

Portland Donates Bikes

The Portland store donated two BMX bicycles to the Clatskanie People's Utility District for their annual Christmas gift to those in the local community that are in need. 

Account Manager Nick Frappier stated, "This was an exciting opportunity for our store to be a small part of kids in need this Holiday season.”

Pictured (left to right) is Missy Shepherd, John Elliott, Zach Ramey, Nick...

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Minot Participates in Local Radio Station’s Christmas Giving

Minot Participates in Local Radio Station’s Christmas Giving

KHRT in Minot organizes its Horn of Plenty each year to help families in need during the Christmas season. This year, the Horn of Plenty packed enough baskets for 350 families in the local community.

RDO Equipment Co. in Minot stepped up to help KHRT’s efforts. The Minot employees donated non-perishable food items and the store matched the donation. Galen Weltikol, Julie Kinn, and...

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The Amazing RTK Race

The Amazing RTK Race

In early December, 18 students of the Surveying & Civil Engineering program and Construction Management program at Dunwoody College of Technology participated in the Amazing RTK (Real-Time Kinematic surveying) Race led by instructor Kelly Ness.

Using Topcon Hiper V GPS systems provided by RDO Integrated Controls, seven teams were given 60 points to “stakeout” combined with “clues” to...

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Aberdeen wins 2014 Abby Award for Community Service

Each year the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Abby Awards. These are 10 awards that recognize a business or organization for their work in a certain area.
  
At the 2014 Abby Awards, RDO Equipment Co. was selected for Community Involvement – Business. 

Community Involvement—Business: Exceptional performance in its support of arts and culture, sports, education, voluntary...

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