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RDO Equipment Co. News - August, 2015

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


Hawley, Fergus Falls, and Breckenridge Hold Employee Event

Hawley, Fergus Falls, and Breckenridge Hold Employee Event

More than 80 employees and their family members from the Hawley, Breckenridge and Fergus Falls stores came out to watch the racing at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls in late June. The “Night at the Races” tailgating party is the second year these stores have hosted the free event. 

Employees and their families brought out there blankets and chairs on “Fender Friday” to watch Wissota...

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August 31, 2015  |  Category:
“It’s Ours Now!”

“It’s Ours Now!”

A couple of years ago during a team engagement planning session, RDO Equipment Co. – Moorhead was looking for a project that could benefit the community along with building employee engagement throughout the company. They found the Clay County Adopt-a-Highway program.

After further review, the Moorhead store entered into an agreement to keep the north and south ditches along Highway 18...

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August 29, 2015  |  Category:

RDO Equipment Co. Announces New Location in Southeast Phoenix, Curtis Tuttle Named Sales Manager

RDO Equipment Co. announces the addition of a new John Deere construction dealership in Southeast Phoenix, AZ. The store will be located on Interstate 10 just south of the 202. Construction will be starting soon, with the expected opening in fall 2016.

The additional Phoenix location will complement the current location located in Central Phoenix. This new store will allow an enhanced...

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August 24, 2015  |  Category:

Dan Rutten Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Dan Rutten, Technical Communicator Specialist, celebrates 40 years of service with RDO Equipment Co. and to celebrate, the Moorhead FSO held an event for him in early July.

Dan started at the Fargo store in 1975 working in set up before becoming a Service Technician and then a Field Service Technician. Dan focused on mostly Ag equipment in the Red River Valley. Combines, planters, and...

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August 22, 2015  |  Category:

North Dakota Construction Stores Donate Safe

Mike Daeley, Western ND Service Advisor for HI POWER, sits on the Foundation Board for the American Legion, and contacted the Minot store about donating an item for a silent auction the Legion was holding, which would benefit programs that help children and veterans throughout the state of North Dakota.

The Minot store decided to donate a John Deere security safe – and soon, all the...

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August 20, 2015  |  Category:

Imperial Hosts Ag Technology Clinic

The Imperial team hosted a one-of-a-kind event for customers: a Technology Clinic that featured a first look at JDLink Connect and the opportunity to learn more about receiver calibration, implement adjustments, and value added services.

The event had 40 customers attend. Feedback after the event was very positive – customers said they found value and were pleased with the content and...

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August 17, 2015  |  Category:
Bozeman Joins Kiwanis in Community Event

Bozeman Joins Kiwanis in Community Event

The Bozeman store teamed up with their local Kiwanis group to help a community event of distributing sand boxes.

The Bozeman store donated a 60G excavator to load sand in trucks for the event. Shop Foreman Kenny Kroschel donated his time on a Saturday to load trucks with the excavator.

“It was a really great community event that we were glad to be a part of,” said Kenny. “I was proud...

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August 14, 2015  |  Category:
Phoenix Gives Back This Summer

Phoenix Gives Back This Summer

It’s been a busy couple of months for the Phoenix store. In the past two months, team members have volunteered at the local food bank and organized their annual water drive.

In the beginning of May, several Phoenix team members volunteered to pack emergency food boxes for those in need in the Phoenix area. The team helped pack 540 boxes of produce, which equaled about 6,480lbs of food....

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August 13, 2015  |  Category:

North Mankato Parts Manager Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Jim Juliar, North Mankato Parts Manager, celebrated 30 years of service this month. The store held a celebration in honor of his years of service and Jim’s wife and family were able to attend.

Jim started his career checking in and shipping out parts orders as well as assisting with parts pickup and delivery. He spent a few years as a parts specialist before becoming Parts Manager, a...

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August 12, 2015  |  Category:

San Antonio Team Works Hard and Has Fun in Their Community

The San Antonio team has been busy over these last few months working hard and participating in various community events. Only halfway through the year and they have had so much fun in several different events – see below what has made their store so unique and a great place to work!

April 2015 – Relay for Life – Comal County Team “RdiOs to Cancer” 
The team relayed in the rain and...

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August 11, 2015  |  Category:
Texas Customer Helps Guide Development of JDLink and More

Texas Customer Helps Guide Development of JDLink and More

Elliott Stanton is the Shop Foreman at Strike, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest growing privately held energy service companies in the United States. Elliott is based out of Dilley, TX, overseeing fleet operations within Strike’s South Texas region of operations. Additionally, he is responsible for equipment uptime and repair across the continental United States. Strike has been a customer...

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August 5, 2015  |  Category:
RDO Water Partners with Local Businesses to Provide “Farm-to-table” Garden at Local Junior High

RDO Water Partners with Local Businesses to Provide “Farm-to-table” Garden at Local Junior High

The Santa Maria Valley Leadership Class of 2015 (a community leadership program that features business professionals) had to complete a Legacy project. After asking the Santa Maria community what they needed, it was decided to partner with local businesses and provide a garden to Kermit McKenzie Junior High in Guadalupe, CA.

The garden features six 4 x 10 foot raised planters and a 15 x...

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August 1, 2015  |  Category: