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RDO Equipment Co. News - July, 2015

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


Flagstaff Team Members Volunteer

Several Flagstaff team members volunteered and cleaned up a one-mile stretch of trail along Route 66 in late May.

Seven employees and their family members teamed up to help clean up a part of their community.

“This is a great project that our employees care about, and it was a rewarding experience that also built camaraderie among us,” commented Adam Spade.

July 31, 2015  |  Category:

Redfield Parts Specialist Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Joe Hurst, Parts Specialist, celebrated 40 years of service at the Redfield store. The team held an Open House serving lunch and more than 125 friends, family, and customers attended.

Clae Hoots, Store Manager, commented, “It was great to see so many people attend the event for Joe. He has spent his career building relationships in our store and community. Congrats, Joe, on this huge...

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RDO Water Moves to New Facility and Expands Offerings

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (July 21, 2015) RDO Water, a division of RDO Equipment Co., is expanding and moving to a new facility in Santa Maria on July 27. The new store, located at 2221 Evora Way, will offer roughly 15,000 square feet of space for equipment, products, parts and service. In addition, the store will now support Pellenc and Vermeer equipment, with specialized parts and service...

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Moorhead Store Continues Partnership with Fargo South High School

The Moorhead store has formed a strong relationship with the Fargo South High School’s Auto Tech program over the course of several years. Each year, the Auto Tech program sponsors an Auto Show and at this year’s event, RDO Equipment Co. had equipment on display.

The store had a 644K loader on display, as well as a John Deere Gator wrapped in gator skin. The store also arranged an 8245R...

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RDO Equipment Co. Named 2014 Sakai Dealer of the Year

RDO Equipment Co. Named 2014 Sakai Dealer of the Year

RDO Equipment Co. (Texas and Southwest Construction regions) was recently named the recipient of Sakai’s 2014 Dealer of the Year award. This award is based on metrics including both volume and total sales. Sakai’s Dealer of the Year award represents the manufacturers greatest level of appreciaiton for a strong dedication to both the sale and support of the Sakai product line.

“Sincere...

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July 22, 2015  |  Category: Awards
Day of Play Events Held in Moorhead and Hawley

Day of Play Events Held in Moorhead and Hawley

Both the Moorhead and Hawley stores held Day of Play events and each was a great success.

Moorhead
The drizzly morning conditions didn’t discourage attendees who arrived before 9 a.m. to line up for the events at this year’s Day of Play. The weather cleared and children of all ages participated in games, rides, and coloring contests. Everyone was treated to a lunch (or breakfast) of hot...

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July 18, 2015  |  Category: Events
Pat Burnham Named Tucson Store Manager

Pat Burnham Named Tucson Store Manager

Pat Burnham has been named the new Tucson Store Manager. He will be responsible for all operational aspects of the location. He joins RDO Equipment Co. with an extensive career in the equipment industry. Pat served as the Vice President of Sales for Sakai Manufacturing, where he worked closely with RDO Equipment Co. and was a key part of that manufacturing partnership.

Most recently, Pat...

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July 16, 2015  |  Category:
Great Day for a Great Cause

Great Day for a Great Cause

On June 20, many team members geared up for a Charity Cruise that visited the Minnesota Ag locations. The day started out rainy and cold, but luckily warmed up quickly.

Nearly 25 riders met in the morning at the Moorhead store and visited Ada, Hawley, and Fergus Falls, before arriving in Breckenridge early that evening.

Every Minnesota Ag store was represented, as well as team members...

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July 14, 2015  |  Category:
RDO Integrated Controls Sponsors First Ever DroneFocus Conference

RDO Integrated Controls Sponsors First Ever DroneFocus Conference

On June 3, 2015, more than 130 attendees gathered at the Fargo Jet Center for Fargo’s first annual Drone Focus Conference, organized by Botlink and Emerging Prairie, and powered by RDO Integrated Controls.
“All drones, all day,” was the theme of the event. The intent was to gather professionals and enthusiasts to talk about drones.

RDO Integrated Controls jumped onboard as the premier...

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July 10, 2015  |  Category: Events

Portland and Eugene Support Local Dozer Day Event

Over the past several years, the Portland store has participated in the children’s event, Dozer Day. Dozer Day is like going to a fair, only the “rides” are heavy construction equipment. Kids hop in the driver’s seat and actually drive dozers, dump trucks, and other pieces of heavy equipment, with a professional operator at their side. The event is put on by the children’s organization,...

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July 8, 2015  |  Category:
Grand Forks Volunteers at Relay for Life Event

Grand Forks Volunteers at Relay for Life Event

A group of Grand Forks team members helped set up for the Relay for Life event in Grand Forks in late May. In addition to setting up tables, chairs, and signage, the guys showed their creative side by spelling CURE and HOPE on the hillside with dozens of candle-lit luminaries.  They also spent much of their time walking the route and taking care of luminaries that had tipped over in the...

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July 6, 2015  |  Category:
Minot Hosts Exclusive Event Showcasing Launch of 1050K Dozer

Minot Hosts Exclusive Event Showcasing Launch of 1050K Dozer

In late April, the Minot store hosted a unique opportunity to give owners and operators a look at John Deere’s 1050K dozer. The store targeted current 1050 users, as well as Cat D8 and Komatsu D155 users.  They were pleased to see 80% or better attendance from those who were invited, which was about 50 customers.

Two John Deere factory representatives were in attendance and did walk...

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Burnsville Construction’s New Store Wows

Burnsville Construction’s New Store Wows

In 2013, the Burnsville Construction store began plans for a new and larger 16-bay service shop, machine and hydraulic shop, and track shop. In addition, the remodel plans included a new customer showroom and parts desks, offices, and the creation of a large training center and conference room.

In spring 2015, the remodeled store was complete and the team held a VIP Customer dinner and...

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