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RDO Equipment Co. News - March, 2015

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


Ron Offutt Named to ND Agriculture Hall of Fame

Ronald Offutt, founder and Chairman Emeritus of R.D. Offutt Company was inducted into the North Dakota Agriculture Hall of Fame on March 7, 2015 during the 78th annual North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City.

Offutt is the founder of R.D. Offutt Co., the nation's largest producer of potatoes, and RDO Equipment Co., the largest network of John Deere construction and agricultural...

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RDO Equipment Co. Opens New Location in McKinney

RDO Equipment Co. Opens New Location in McKinney

MCKINNEY, Tex. (March 16, 2015) – RDO Equipment Co. has opened a new store in McKinney Texas. With seven current locations in the state, the McKinney store will provide additional support to north Texas customers and complement RDO Equipment Co.’s Fort Worth and Irving locations.

The new 38,000 sq. ft. location will offer sales, parts, service, and rental of John Deere heavy construction...

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Moorhead and Hawley Host Spring Clinic

Moorhead and Hawley Host Spring Clinic

The Moorhead and Hawley locations each held a clinic called, “Enabling Solutions.” This clinic was aimed to help customers get prepared for spring and touched on their equipment, AMS solutions, manufacturer news, and more.

The clinic kicked off with an AMS refresher – things growers need to do before they hit the field, such as how to setup planters and air seeders on their displays and...

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Jerry “Doc” Holliday Celebrates 25 Years

Jerry “Doc” Holliday Celebrates 25 Years

Doc Holliday celebrated 25 years of service this month with a store event. Doc grew up in rural Texas and graduated college with an engineering degree. Doc worked several years in the engineering industry, including time as the Lead Engineer on two large construction projects in Texas: one for the Corps of Engineers and another for the Texas Department of Transportation. After those...

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Aberdeen Employee Retires after 36 Years

Aberdeen Employee Retires after 36 Years

Linda Hansen, Parts Administrator, etired from RDO Equipment Co. after more than 36 years. An Open House was held in her honor on February 20. The community was invited to come into the store to wish Linda well and enjoy refreshments.

Linda started her career in 1978 in the service department, back when the John Deere dealership in town was Brown County Implement. She transitioned to a...

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JD Kessler Named Webster Store Manager

JD Kessler is the new Webster store manager. He’s been with RDO Equipment Co. for nearly 7 years, and in his time with the organization has gained experience in several roles in sales and management, including Sales Manager in Livermore (focused on Vermeer product), Account Manager for Core Accounts in South Dakota, and most recently, Regional Sales Manager for Webster and Aberdeen.

“I...

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“Professor” Grove

Kevin Grove, Service Manager in Grand Forks, spent two days in mid-January teaching first- and second-year Auto Mechanics at Red River High School in Grand Forks. When the instructor for the class was called out for a few days, RDO Equipment Co. and another local industrial dealership were asked to fill the void. 

Kevin’s assignment was to speak about cooling systems to the second year...

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RDO Equipment Co. Donates Equipment, Time to Local Event

RDO Equipment Co. Donates Equipment, Time to Local Event

Each year, RDO Equipment Co. supplies machines and man power to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. And every year at this event, many FFA chapters from around the state participate in the AG Mechanics show that is part of the event.

These students build saddle racks, smokers, fire pits, bumper pull trailers, goose neck trailers, deer feeders, hog traps, cattle pins, and even bottom dump...

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