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RDO Equipment Co. News - December, 2016

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Riverside Construction Update - December

Riverside Construction Update - December

The team from RDO Equipment Co. in Riverside is working to finish out the year of construction on its new building, with plans for 2017 already top of mind.

Concrete and site work are among the biggest pushes to close out the year, with the Phase 2 concrete slab scheduled to be placed the final week of December – an important deadline to meet, according to Duane Bonini, General Manager.

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December 29, 2016  |  Category:
Looking Back As We Look Ahead – Our Year in Review

Looking Back As We Look Ahead – Our Year in Review

From breaking ground to breaking records, from launches to expansions to acquisitions, 2016 was a standout year for RDO Equipment Co. Not one to rest on its laurels or simply ride out challenging economic conditions, RDO Equipment Co. seized 2016 and the opportunities to better serve customers, partners, employees, and the community.

A message from RDO Equipment Co. leadership
As we all...

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Rapid City Offers Helping Hands

Rapid City Offers Helping Hands

In October, the Cottonwood Fire blazed through the surrounding communities of Rapid City and left a path of destruction. For most, the fire caused significant damage of lost acreage, facilities, cropland, and more. As the communities begin to clean up, the Rapid City team became a part of those efforts, assisting with repairing a customer’s fenceline.

“For anyone who has ever done...

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Indio Store Hosts Open House

Indio Store Hosts Open House

The Indio team hosted an Open House on November 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Customers and individuals interested in learning more about complete agriculture equipment and irrigation solutions were encouraged to attend the event to meet the team, tour the store, and enjoy lunch.

Now that the RDO Equipment Co. and RDO Water locations are combined into one store, the team was excited to show...

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December 20, 2016  |  Category: Events
Team Member Gives Time to Farm Rescue

Team Member Gives Time to Farm Rescue

Glen Haekenkamp, Central Parts Manager, is a true Champion of Farm Rescue and the philanthropy that drives volunteers to help others in times of need.

Glen has transported machinery to and from different cases, promoted Farm Rescue awareness at local trade shows and celebrations, picked up and delivered employees and volunteers across three states, and acted as a true role model for...

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Hayward Team Clears Trees at Local Park

Hayward Team Clears Trees at Local Park

Team members from the RDO-Vermeer Hayward location helped East Bay Regional Park District Rangers clear trees along the road at Shadow Cliffs Park in Pleasanton California.

Those who gave their time included CSA Frank Gouveia; Office Administrator Erin List; Regional Sales Coordinator Diane Johnson; and Service Technician Richard Snyder.

Team members worked alongside the Rangers...

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From the Ground Up to Scaling Up

From the Ground Up to Scaling Up

A dozen individuals from 10 states in industries spanning general construction to roadbuilding, mining to emergency response, engineering, and surveying – what could they possibly all have in common?

On October 13 and 14, at a rural farm site near Billings, Montana, this group of professionals came together to participate in an event focused on one popular topic: Drones.

Led by the...

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Irving Service Technician Apprentice Competes in National Tractor Restoration Competition

Irving Service Technician Apprentice Competes in National Tractor Restoration Competition

Leo Davila is currently an intern at the Irving store part time while he attends Dubiski Career High School. It is an innovative technical school for high school students that equips them with the skills they need for the 21st century professions.

Through his involvement with the school’s FFA program, Leo made it as a finalist for the national Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. Leo...

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RDO Management Institute Volunteers at Park Rapids Park

RDO Management Institute Volunteers at Park Rapids Park

The RDO Management Institute is a 30-month program that allows managers to participate in quality learning solutions designed to give them the knowledge, capacity, and experience necessary for management excellence in their current role and greater responsibility in the future. The Management Institute began in 2010 and two groups have graduated since that time (Management Institute I and...

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Andy Gates, Gates Manufacturing on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Andy Gates, Gates Manufacturing on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Even though he grew up with a manufacturing company right on his family’s homestead, Andy Gates didn’t officially become involved in the family business until 2009. Now, as President of Gates Manufacturing, Andy continues to lead the company; a company that itself has been a leader in product design and innovation since 1986.

Host Tony Kramer invited Andy on the podcast to discuss some...

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December 9, 2016  |  Category: Products
Tucson Events Support Customers, Community

Tucson Events Support Customers, Community

In the past month, the Tucson store was involved in the Southern Arizona Career Days and hosted a Laser Control and GPS focused Lunch & Learn.

Southern AZ Career Days
More than 1250 students attended the Southern Arizona Construction Career Days, held at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. This event gives high school students a hands-on look at career opportunities in the construction industry....

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December 9, 2016  |  Category: Events
Building Vibrant and Prosperous Communities – One Application at a Time

Building Vibrant and Prosperous Communities – One Application at a Time

In July of 2015, RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company launched a unique initiative designed to support charitable organizations its employees work with. Since then the Community Builder Program has been positively impacting local organizations, awarding meaningful and transformative grants to the benefiting charities.

But the Community Builder impact goes far beyond dollars donated....

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Brawley Team Claims First Place Honors at Chili Cook Off

Brawley Team Claims First Place Honors at Chili Cook Off

Every year, the Brawley community celebrates the Cattle Call – a week of festivities sponsored by the Brawley Chamber of Commerce. One of these festivities is the Chili Cook Off and for the first time, the RDO Water team decided to enter.

The contest had two components – the obvious, very important chili tasting portion – but also a booth display.

The Brawley team (with some help from...

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RDO Equipment Co. Partners with Sentera to Expand UAV Offerings

RDO Equipment Co. Partners with Sentera to Expand UAV Offerings

RDO Equipment Co. has teamed up with Sentera, a UAV-focused company offering image and data solutions for drones. The new partnership enhances current UAV products and support offered by RDO Equipment Co., and extends the opportunity for the technology to more customers, primarily in the agriculture industry, and also to those in the construction, infrastructure, and public safety...

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5 Things to Know for Year-End and Section 179 Planning

5 Things to Know for Year-End and Section 179 Planning

Year-end is quickly approaching. Whether your business focus is roadbuilding or utility, agriculture or tree care, now is the time for strategic planning and decisions that affect this year, next, and even further down the road. One of the biggest and potentially smartest areas to explore is Section 179.

You’re probably very familiar with the basics of Section 179. But remember last...

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