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RDO Equipment Co. News - November, 2016

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RDO Integrated Controls Continues Growth of TopNETlive Network in Minnesota

RDO Integrated Controls Continues Growth of TopNETlive Network in Minnesota

RDO Integrated Controls has completed its fourth Topcon TopNETlive network station in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, increasing coverage to 80% of the Twin Cities metro area. Additionally, RDO Integrated Controls expanded the network to Duluth, International Falls, Mankato, Marshall, Moorhead, Rochester, and Virginia, MN.

Since the initial expansion of the TopNETlive Network into...

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Eric Myhre, Unverferth Manufacturing on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Eric Myhre, Unverferth Manufacturing on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

When it comes to new equipment and technology, the agriculture industry is moving fast. Companies can either keep advancing to meet customer demands – or not.

Unverferth Manufacturing is one company leading the way in advancing equipment and options. But Unverferth does more than implement new technology just for technology’s sake; the company really listens to customers, cares about...

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November 23, 2016  |  Category: Podcasts
RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside November Construction Update

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside November Construction Update

The new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside is starting to take shape after this fall’s completion of Phase I and demolition of the old site. Both street improvements and structural steel on the building have begun, helping to give customers a vision of the future store. Surveying is complete, and site grading in progress, which will continue through the end of November. 

Equally...

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Demanding More, Doing More

Demanding More, Doing More

In the equipment world, leading companies know the value good care has on a fleet. From daily checks to thorough preventative maintenance, and all the way up to troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repair, proper equipment management is no small task.

While many companies have an individual who’s the “go-to” for all-things equipment, most lack the time and/or resources to have highly-skilled...

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17th Annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity Breaks Records

17th Annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity Breaks Records

FARGO, N.D. – (November 17, 2016) – RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company’s annual charity potato luncheon, RDO Caters Taters for Charity, raised a record-breaking $70,843 for benefiting charity, YWCA Cass Clay. The event also served a record number of guests, selling roughly 3,150 tickets through its dine-in and take-out options. 100% of funds raised are going to YWCA Cass Clay’s...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler November Construction Update

RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler November Construction Update

By now, most know the newest RDO Equipment Co. store is open and operating in Chandler – the second full-service RDO Equipment Co. John Deere construction dealership in the Phoenix metro.

With both the new Chandler store and the longtime location in Phoenix, RDO Equipment Co. is growing and strengthening its equipment sales, service, and support capabilities in the area.

“For nearly 25...

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Rapid City Team Member Assumes Command of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 216th and 451st Eng

Rapid City Team Member Assumes Command of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 216th and 451st Engineer Detachments

Capt. Jared Bloomgren is a Sales and Rental Coordinator at the Rapid City location. In early October, he assumed command of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 216th and 451st Engineer Detachments (Firefighting Teams). The release from the South Dakota National Guard...

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RDO Vermeer Customer Receives Signed AX19

RDO Vermeer Customer Receives Signed AX19

In November, Vermeer will unveil its new arborist series brush chippers. Their first model in this series, the AX19 is a more robust machine, featuring dual horizontal feed rollers, full-functioning remote, fixed feed table, and more.

RDO Vermeer Hayward customer A Plus Tree is the third customer to purchase one, and the first in California. A Plus Tree was founded in 2002 by Jeremy...

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November 11, 2016  |  Category: Products
Indio Store Hosting Open House

Indio Store Hosting Open House

RDO Equipment Co. / RDO Water in Indio is hosting an open house on Thursday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Customers and individuals interested in learning more about complete agriculture equipment and irrigation solutions are encouraged to attend the event to meet the team, tour the store, and enjoy lunch.

RDO Equipment Co. in Indio offers both new and used equipment, vast parts...

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November 11, 2016  |  Category: Events
Kris Poulson, Sentera on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Kris Poulson, Sentera on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

“We don’t want to disrupt this market space. We want to assist it.” That’s what Kris Poulson, Vice President of Agriculture at Sentera had to say about his company’s role in the ever-popular, ever-growing drone industry. 

Host Tony Kramer invited Kris on the podcast for two reasons. First, to talk about Sentera and the exciting offerings it has in the drone, sensors, and software space....

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November 9, 2016  |  Category: Podcasts

Construction and Vermeer Divisions Impress at Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo

In early October, six Minnesota Construction stores and the Burnsville Vermeer store participated in the Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo, regarded as one of the state’s best equipment shows. RDO Equipment Co. has been participating in this show for nearly 20 years

Maintenance crews from governmental agencies around the state of Minnesota gather each year in St. Cloud for this show. The...

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November 9, 2016  |  Category: Events
Customers Enjoy Salinas and Watsonville Open House Events

Customers Enjoy Salinas and Watsonville Open House Events

RDO Equipment Co. / RDO Water in Salinas and Watsonville hosted open house events for customers and individuals interested in learning more about complete agriculture equipment and irrigation solutions.

The Salinas event took place on Thursday, October 6, while Watsonville’s event was Friday, October 7. The stores were open for tours and lunch and team members were available to answer...

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November 7, 2016  |  Category: Events
Lakeside Store Serves as Host for September AGC Event

Lakeside Store Serves as Host for September AGC Event

The Lakeside store opened its doors and welcomed the AGC Engineering & General Contractor’s Council’s monthly meeting in September.

Will Kempton, who serves as the Executive Director of Transportation California, an industry-based advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of California’s transportation program, was the featured speaker. He talked about California’s challenges with the...

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November 5, 2016  |  Category: Events
Burnsville – CE Team Participate in 4th Annual Day of the Dozers Event

Burnsville – CE Team Participate in 4th Annual Day of the Dozers Event

In late September, the Burnsville team participated in the 4th annual Day of the Dozers event. Each year, this event aims to raise money for Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota while giving young children an awareness of the construction industry.

This event gives children of all ages an opportunity to get in the seat of large construction equipment and go for a ride with a professional...

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Hayward Participates in California Coastal Cleanup Day

Hayward Participates in California Coastal Cleanup Day

Employees from the RDO Vermeer Hayward location participated in the 32nd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. This annual event has volunteers clean the shoreline from Mexico to the Oregon border, beaches, inland waterways, and around the San Francisco bay to as far inland as Lake Tahoe.

This year, the team volunteered at Poplar beach in Half Moon Bay, which is just south of San...

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Mortenson Construction finds success with UAS technology on the jobsite

Mortenson Construction finds success with UAS technology on the jobsite

Mortenson Construction is one of the nation’s top builders and a company known for using leading-edge technology. Earlier this year, the company seized the opportunity to test UAS technology as a way to improve on the traditional surveying process.


Seeking a Better Way
From bridge inspection to agricultural scouting to disaster response, curious and innovative professionals, across...

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Portland’s Community Involvement

Getting involved in the community comes second nature to the Portland team. They have two recent examples to share.

Clark County Food Bank Gleaning Program
“Gleaning” is when a crew of volunteers harvest unmarketable or extra produce at a local farm or helps out a community member in their efforts to grow food for the food bank.

The Clark County Food Bank gleaning program began in...

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Touch a Truck Event Puts Lakeside Youth in the Driver’s Seat

Touch a Truck Event Puts Lakeside Youth in the Driver’s Seat

Four employees represented the Lakeside store at the San Diego-area Touch a Truck event held in September. This family-friendly event gives everyone who attends the opportunity to experience what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat of heavy equipment. The event is set up like a carnival with games, foods, and more than 40 vehicles/pieces of equipment to explore. For this year’s event,...

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