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7 Strategies to Maximize Your CONEXPO – CON/AGG Experience

7 Strategies to Maximize Your CONEXPO – CON/AGG Experience

You went to CONEXPO – CON/AGG. You hit every hall. You visited every company on your list. You wore comfortable shoes. You even made it to that “to-die-for” and “only-in-Vegas” restaurant you researched beforehand. You had a great experience – but, now what?

With any tradeshow, the biggest challenge isn’t covering the entire exhibit area, attending every educational seminar, or getting...

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March 13, 2017  |  Category: Events
A Week at CONEXPO - CON/AGG with RDO Equipment Co.

A Week at CONEXPO - CON/AGG with RDO Equipment Co.

From the desert southwest to the Pacific northwest, from the Dakotas to the Lone Star State and everywhere in between, team members from RDO Equipment Co., RDO Integrated Controls, and RDO Vermeer gathered this week in Las Vegas for CONEXPO – CON/AGG.

Every day, we brought a quick, three-point recap from our manufacturing partners John Deere, Topcon, and Vermeer. In case you missed any,...

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March 10, 2017  |  Category: Events
RDO Equipment Co., RDO Water, and MVI Partner for Cal Poly Career Fair

RDO Equipment Co., RDO Water, and MVI Partner for Cal Poly Career Fair

California Polytechnic State University, or Cal Poly, has a reputation for being a leading agricultural university. In fact, the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) offers 16 majors and 22 minors.

RDO Equipment Co., RDO Water, and MVI partnered to participate in the CAFES Career Fair, hosted by the Agribusiness Management Club. Students were able to interact...

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Doing What’s Next at CONEXPO - CON/AGG

Doing What’s Next at CONEXPO - CON/AGG

Imagine what’s next – that’s the theme of CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2017.

While hundreds of manufacturers will be rolling out their latest and greatest in technology and innovation, others have been quietly leading the way for years. One of those manufacturers is John Deere.

For the first time ever, attendees at CONEXPO – CON/AGG will have the opportunity to get an up-close-and-personal look...

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March 1, 2017  |  Category: Events
Annual RDO Equipment Co. Sales Conference Held in Fergus Falls, MN

Annual RDO Equipment Co. Sales Conference Held in Fergus Falls, MN

On February 20, teams from the RDO Equipment Co. Midwest and Northwest Ag regions came together for the fourth-annual sales conference at the Red Horse Ranch in Fergus Falls, MN.

After a group dinner on Monday night, the team began the first of two days of seminars consisting of both classroom-style learning and hands-on training sessions. Technology was a primary focus of most seminars,...

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February 23, 2017  |  Category: Events
Three Ways to Feel the Love at World Ag Expo

Three Ways to Feel the Love at World Ag Expo

This year marks the 50th annual World Ag Expo, kicking off on February 14. We’ll be in the South Exhibits at booth E21 and invite you to stop by.

After attending and exhibiting at the show for more than 10 years, we’ve come to love World Ag Expo for numerous reasons, and have learned a few tips and tricks to navigate this three-day show.

From how to plan your time to what you’ll see...

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What Happened at COMPOST 2017

What Happened at COMPOST 2017

For 25 years, the US Composting Council has hosted COMPOST, a trade show dedicated to the composting and organics recycling industry. Because of its targeted, niche focus, this show is always a great opportunity to connect with customers and meet new professionals in this ever-growing, ever-evolving industry.

For our team at RDO Equipment Co., the interest in new technologies,...

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February 3, 2017  |  Category: Events
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
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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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
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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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

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
Grand Opening at New Store in Chandler

Grand Opening at New Store in Chandler

Doors are open at RDO Equipment Co. – Chandler, the company’s second full-service John Deere construction equipment dealership in the Phoenix metro. On October 25, the store marked the occasion with a Grand Opening event.

Rich Histories
Located in the Lone Butte Industrial Park, the store is situated on 10 acres of land in the Gila River Indian Community. In keeping with the traditions...

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Mary Vermeer Andringa Spends Afternoon with RDO-Vermeer Team

Mary Vermeer Andringa Spends Afternoon with RDO-Vermeer Team

Mary Vermeer Andringa, former CEO and current Vermeer Board Chair, spent the afternoon of August 11 with members of the RDO-Vermeer team in Southern California. Along with Duane Bonini, General Manager, and Marshall Anderson, Executive Vice President, they first visited the Rancho Dominguez store, where Mary spoke to the team members about Vermeer’s current year and what she feels the...

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Indio Hosts Coachella Valley Agriculture Event

Indio Hosts Coachella Valley Agriculture Event

In late August, the Indio store hosted individuals from the Coachella Valley Women of Agriculture (CVWAG) along with the Coachella Valley and Indio FFA groups at an event focused on bringing awareness and support to agriculture and local youth programs.

Several notable guests were in attendance, including California State Senator Jeff Stone and California Congressman Eduardo Ruiz. Also...

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South Dakota Combine Clinics Highlight Latest in Ag Technology

South Dakota Combine Clinics Highlight Latest in Ag Technology

The Aberdeen, Redfield, and Webster stores each held combine clinics that focused on basic Preventative Maintenance and how to keep equipment running through the season.

Other topics covered by the Precision Ag team included the Go Harvest App, Harvest Mobile, and Machine Sync. “We wanted customers to understand how they can use technology to really improve their equipment’s...

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October 12, 2016  |  Category: Events

Bismarck Public Works Prepares its Snow Fighters with “Roadeo”

Bismarck Public Works Prepares its Snow Fighters with "Roadeo"
KFYR, BISMARCK, N.D. - While Bismarck was spared from too much snow last year, the city's Public Works is preparing for the worst this year, and having some fun doing it.

Winter is coming. To get ready, BPW held the 5th Annual Snow Fighting Equipment Roadeo. Jay Bushee has only been moving snow for a year, but he's competing...

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October 10, 2016  |  Category: Events
North Star Expo Successful Show for RDO-Vermeer team

North Star Expo Successful Show for RDO-Vermeer team

RDO-Vermeer and the Sauk Rapids team had a great showing at the North Star Expo, otherwise known as the Great Minnesota Logging Get-together, in Grand Rapids, MN. The Expo is the state’s largest logging equipment show and featured more than $15 million of the latest equipment and technology on display.

The team had several pieces onsite, including the SC30TX, S725TX, BC1500, HG6000 and...

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October 8, 2016  |  Category: Events

Drone Rodeo a Success for RDO Equipment Co. and senseFly

You’ve probably heard of traditional rodeos and you might have heard of equipment rodeos, but have you ever heard of a drone rodeo? Our team was excited to partner with senseFly and be a part of the Ag Drone Rodeo in Pendleton, OR, hosted by the Pendleton UAS Test Range.

This event proved to be a success for our team and senseFly. The majority of participants were actual growers, with...

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Salinas and Watsonville Stores Hosting Open Houses

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

The Salinas event takes place on Thursday, October 6, while Watsonville’s event is happening on Friday, October 7. Both events will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m., during which...

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September 26, 2016  |  Category: Events
Austin Demo Day a Success

Austin Demo Day a Success

Austin Demo Day a Success
More than 80 customers attended Austin’s Demo Day event in mid-June. The event was centered on excavator products and featured several machines from the 26G up through the 350GLC. The John Deere 350GLC excavator was set up with Topcon machine control and allowed customers to experience operation with the system and dig trench with slope on grade.

In addition to...

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August 8, 2016  |  Category: Events
2016 Washington FFA Advisor Conference Demo

2016 Washington FFA Advisor Conference Demo

2016 Washington FFA Advisor Conference Demo

This year’s Washington State FFA Advisor Conference was held in Pasco, WA and the Pasco team had the opportunity to be a part of this year’s conference.

Months prior to the conference, they were contacted by the FFA advisor for Kennewick High School with hopes that the AMS team would be willing to hold a field demonstration for some of our...

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August 2, 2016  |  Category: Events
Lakeside Co-Sponsors AGC/EGCC Golf Tournament

Lakeside Co-Sponsors AGC/EGCC Golf Tournament

The Lakeside store helped sponsor the Associated General Contractors/EGCC golf tournament, held May 20. Since the store co-sponsored the event, they were set up on the first hole and gave out water, hats, and can koozies. They gave a John Deere toy model to the longest drive winner in each group that came through.

Proceeds from this annual event go to support local students through the...

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July 15, 2016  |  Category: Events
Imperial Serves 200 at Customer Appreciation Day

Imperial Serves 200 at Customer Appreciation Day

The Imperial store held its annual Customer Appreciation Day event in late May.

The team served nearly 200 attendees tacos, beans, rice, and ice cream.

The entire sales team, along with members of Parts and Service, were involved in cooking and serving.

“It was a great event to say thank you to our customers and to demonstrate how much we appreciate their partnership,” commented Joe...

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July 13, 2016  |  Category: Events

Burnsville – VER, Sauk Rapids, and Rochester Cohost Sherrill Training

On May 5th, the Burnsville – VER, Sauk Rapids and Rochester Vermeer teams cohosted a Sherrill training event for customers.

Two Certified instructors conducted the course for 21 attendees at a park in Burnsville, MN.

Bruce Getman, Burnsville – VER Customer Service Advisor, commented, “The event was well received and offered a lot of interaction between the trainers and attendees. We...

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July 11, 2016  |  Category: Events
RDO – Vermeer Oregon Team Conducts Operator Safety Training

RDO – Vermeer Oregon Team Conducts Operator Safety Training

Dave Geiger, Account Manager, and Travis Gornick, Aftermarket Manager, for RDO-Vermeer Oregon conducted an operator safety training event for Asplundh Tree. 

The operator safety training consisted of basic and advanced safety information while operating Vermeer chippers. There was a large turnout for the event and the feedback received was very positive. 

Dave stated, “Vermeer...

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July 7, 2016  |  Category: Events
Minnesota Vermeer & Construction Teams Support MMUA Training

Minnesota Vermeer & Construction Teams Support MMUA Training

RDO Equipment Co. delivered on total solutions at the recent Minnesota Municipalities Utilities Association (MMUA) training event. Each year the MMUA holds a safety and training exercise in Marshall, MN for its linemen. The MMUA consists of Municipal Electric Divisions from mainly Minnesota, but other municipalities from bordering states with cities near the Minnesota borders are also...

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July 5, 2016  |  Category: Events
Second Annual Drone Focus Conference Held in Fargo, ND

Second Annual Drone Focus Conference Held in Fargo, ND

FARGO, ND (June 13, 2016) – Drone Focus Conference, the all-day, all-drones event, was held in Fargo on June 1. Organized by Emerging Prairie, a nonprofit organization in Fargo, the event brought together a sold-out crowd of 300 attendees with numerous speakers to discuss the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry. RDO Integrated Controls, a division of RDO Equipment Co., was a major...

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Drill School Held for Minnesota Vermeer Customers

Drill School Held for Minnesota Vermeer Customers

In mid-May, the RDO Vermeer team hosted the annual Drill School training event. Eight companies were represented at the event.

A two-day session was conducted at the Sauk Rapids store for employees and customers. The first day was classroom instruction and the second day was hands-on training running equipment. Nearly 30 customers completed the training along with numerous employees from...

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June 13, 2016  |  Category: Events
Spring Training Held in Bloomington

Spring Training Held in Bloomington

Before the busy construction season hits in the Midwest, the RDOIC team organized a training event for operators and GPS pointmen.

There were roughly 20 attendees at the Bloomington store. Mark Anderson, RDOIC Account Manager, kicked off the training with GPS theory. He then covered base station setup, rover operations, and features of the pocket 3D software.

He switched gears to cover...

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June 10, 2016  |  Category: Events
Sacramento Hosts Advanced Rigging Seminar

Sacramento Hosts Advanced Rigging Seminar

A record 96 people attended Sacramento’s Advanced Rigging seminar. The store has been hosting approximately one seminar every six months, rotating between rigging-focused classes and climbing-focused classes.

SherrillTree Co. conducts the training and offers continuing education credits (CEUs) for all attendees. For certified arborists, the classes that our locations offer provide great...

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June 8, 2016  |  Category: Events

Hay Day Event Held for Imperial Customers

Imperials customers saw the latest in haying solutions from RDO Equipment Co. and John Deere at the store’s Hay Day event.

Onsite, RDO Equipment Co. team members displayed John Deere’s W235 Windrower with a 500R Header, as well as Frontier’s Hay Tedder, displayed on a 6-Series tractor.

“This event was a great opportunity to give our customers an up-close view of our equipment...

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June 6, 2016  |  Category: Events
Tucson Displays New Lobby & Parts Department at Customer Open House

Tucson Displays New Lobby & Parts Department at Customer Open House

The Tucson store underwent a remodel to the lobby and Parts Department areas of the store, and showcased it during a Customer Open House event in late April.

As part of the remodel, Parts Specialists have their own individual parts pods and a newly-configured space behind them, which gives them additional warehouse space.

The lobby was also reconfigured to allow for more space in the...

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June 3, 2016  |  Category: Events
Moorhead Holds Successful Customer Appreciation Event

Moorhead Holds Successful Customer Appreciation Event

On March 31, nearly 400 customers filled the Moorhead shop for their annual Customer Appreciation dinner. This event serves two purposes: to thank customers for their business, and to allow team members an opportunity to spend time with customers in a more relaxed atmosphere. According to Mike Wollschlager, Store Manager, “It’s great to see everyone laughing and having a good time...

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May 9, 2016  |  Category: Events
South Dakota Ag Stores Host Spring Clinic

South Dakota Ag Stores Host Spring Clinic

Spring in the Midwest means one thing for farmers: planting. For the past several years, the Aberdeen, Redfield, and Webster stores have teamed up to offer customers a beneficial clinic to help prepare them for the planting season. These clinics focus on equipment optimization and the latest technology solutions available for the type of equipment the customer will be utilizing.

In late...

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May 2, 2016  |  Category: Events
Agronomist Workshop Held in MW Ag Region

Agronomist Workshop Held in MW Ag Region

Members of the Midwest Ag team held a one-day workshop for agronomists at the Red Horse Ranch in Fergus Falls, MN.

In total, 48 agronomists from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota attended and participated in the precision agriculture workshop.

The workshop featured four different sessions, covering topics like using the John Deere Operation Center to manage an agronomy...

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April 1, 2016  |  Category: Events

Hayward Participates in Health and Safety Fair

The Hayward store participated in the annual Health and Safety Fair organized by the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) for their employees. Last year’s event had more than 400 park employees in attendance.

Team members Frank Gouveia, CSA; Brandon Kyse, General Manager; and Diane Johnson, Sales Coordinator, were onsite for the event. Their booth featured a Vermeer chipper and stump...

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February 11, 2016  |  Category: Events
Pasco’s Customer Appreciation Dinner

Pasco’s Customer Appreciation Dinner

In early December, the Pasco team hosted their annual customer appreciation dinner. The event had a great turnout, with more than 400 customers in attendance.

For the second year, the store had the Kennewick FFA chapter help by greeting customers, serving food, and clearing tables.

The store organized a silent auction at the event, with all proceeds benefitting the FFA club. The...

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Washburn Hosts Open House Event

On Thursday December 4th, the Washburn store hosted an Open House event to showcase the new facility. Local customers and vendors were invited to visit the store throughout the day. A meal of prime rib, baked potato, and all the fixings was served to more than 250 people.

Mark DeMay and Andrew Week of John Deere presented Store Manager Chad Richter with a portrait of Deere & Company...

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January 11, 2016  |  Category: Events

Meet the Expert: Motor Grade Event Held in SWCE

Meet the Expert: Motor Grade Event Held in SWCE

As a way to demonstrate the company’s commitment to customers’ motor grader business, the SWCE team invited customers to an event that featured Mark Johnson, John Deere Motor Grader Expert. RDO Equipment Co. and RDO Integrated Controls teams organized the exclusive Meet the Expert event which demonstrated and discussed how customers can...

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December 9, 2015  |  Category: Events
Tucson Participates in Southern Arizona Construction Career Days Event

Tucson Participates in Southern Arizona Construction Career Days Event

Tucson Participates in Southern Arizona Construction Career Days Event

On November 5 and 6, the Tucson store participated in the Annual Southern Arizona Construction Career Days. More than 1,000 students attended this event from 27 high schools.

The event aims to increase students’ awareness in the construction and related industries. This helps increase and enhance job placement in...

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Flagstaff and Prescott Host Customer Open House Events

Flagstaff and Prescott Host Customer Open House Events

Flagstaff and Prescott Host Customer Open House Events

The Prescott and Flagstaff locations held customer engagement open house events on September 17th and 18th.  The events were very successful with 150 customers attending. Customers enjoyed lunch and one lucky Flagstaff customer, Clint Bleeker of The Landscape Connection, had the winning ticket for a Liberty Safe that was given away....

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November 23, 2015  |  Category: Events
Construction, Integrated Controls, and Vermeer Divisions Impress at Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo

Construction, Integrated Controls, and Vermeer Divisions Impress at Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo

Construction, Integrated Controls, and Vermeer Divisions Impress at Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo

In early October, several Minnesota Construction store participated in the Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo. This is an annual equipment show in which RDO Equipment Co. has been participating in since 1995 and it is one of Minnesota’s best equipment shows.

Maintenance crews from...

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November 20, 2015  |  Category: Events
Annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity Event Raises More than $66,000

Annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity Event Raises More than $66,000

Annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity Event Raises More than $66,000
2015 Proceeds Benefit Taylor Made Living of the Anne Carlsen Center

RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company held their annual event, RDO Caters Taters for Charity in Fargo on November 5, 2015 at the Baymont Inn & Suites. The potato luncheon and raffle served roughly 2,700 potatoes through both dine in and take out and...

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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
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
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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JDLink Lunch and Learns Prove Successful in Texas

JDLink Lunch and Learns Prove Successful in Texas

Irving, Austin, and San Antonio each held JDLink Lunch and Learn events for customers. The goal was to educate customers and demonstrate how JDLink works and what it does – from machine tracking, to alerts, to machine data, and more.

RDO Equipment Co. team members went in depth and showed how to operate the system step-by-step, setting up group alerts, Geofences, users, and groups. In...

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June 24, 2015  |  Category: Events
Burnsville Vermeer Hosts Drill School

Burnsville Vermeer Hosts Drill School

In mid-April, the Burnsville Vermeer store conducted two separate, two-day sessions of Drill school for employees and customers.

In each session, the first day of school was held indoors at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud, followed by a day at the Sauk Rapids dealership. Session 1 had roughly 30 customers and 12 employees; Session 2 had 30 customers. In total, 14 companies were represented....

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June 21, 2015  |  Category: Events
RDO Water Participates in University of California Cooperative Extension Strawberry Field Day

RDO Water Participates in University of California Cooperative Extension Strawberry Field Day

Each year, the University of California’s Ag and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension department host a Strawberry Field Day event in Santa Maria for local growers, educators, and researchers.

Sessions ranged from topics such as water management and drought impact, pesticide use trends and safety, nutrient management and drone usage in strawberry production.

Danilu Ramirez serves as...

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June 18, 2015  |  Category: Events
More than 100 Attend Northwest Precision Ag Training

More than 100 Attend Northwest Precision Ag Training

Over the course of three days, the RDO Equipment Co. team provided a training event to help customers learn strategies for better fleet and asset management.

Held at the Kennewick fairgrounds, customers attended classes that included MyJohnDeere.com, Apex Farm Management software, and in-field ride and drives with sprayers and tractors.

This was the first year trying a new format for...

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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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Portland Hosts Sherrill Tree Seminar

Portland Hosts Sherrill Tree Seminar

More than 40 people attended a Sherrill Tree aerial rescue training seminar, hosted by the Portland store. Some participants traveled from nearly 300 miles away to attend.

The training featured techniques and hands on scenarios related to aerial rescue situations that arborists and line workers may encounter.  The participants learned a lot and stated that they hoped they never had to...

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September 23, 2014  |  Category: Events
John Deere Day of Play events Held in Aberdeen, Casselton, and Moorhead

John Deere Day of Play events Held in Aberdeen, Casselton, and Moorhead

Aberdeen, Casselton and Moorhead stores held Day of Play/Drive Green events this summer.

Aberdeen
This was the 2nd annual Day of Play for Aberdeen, and was a great event.  Nick Kallhoff, Parts Manager, took the lead on organizing the event and the whole team did a great job making a fun day. 

They had activities both inside and out, including play areas for toys, ride-on and pedal...

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August 29, 2014  |  Category: Events
Product Specialist Team Conducts Training for MWAg Sales Teams

Product Specialist Team Conducts Training for MWAg Sales Teams

The MWAg Product Specialist team conducted field training and sprayer certification for more than 150 Account Managers and Aftermarket employees from Aberdeen, Ada, Bismarck, Breckenridge, Casselton, Fergus Falls, Hawley, Hazen, Kindred, Lisbon, Moorhead, Moorhead FSO, Rapid City, Redfield, Washburn, and Webster.

The training featured a full day of courses, ranging in topics such as...

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Burnsville Vermeer Supports MMUA Training

Burnsville Vermeer Supports MMUA Training

Each year the Minnesota Municipalities Utilities Association (MMUA) holds a safety and training exercise in Marshall, MN for its linemen. The MMUA consists of Municipal Electric Divisions from mainly Minnesota, but other municipalities from bordering states with cities near the Minnesota borders are also members, including Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Vendors are asked...

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July 8, 2014  |  Category: Events
Aberdeen Hosts Operator Training for DOT

Aberdeen Hosts Operator Training for DOT

To prepare for the summer mowing season, the Aberdeen store held operator training for the South Dakota Department of Transportation. They are currently leasing 17 John Deere tractors for the summer.

More than 30 operators attended the training. Ryan Kraft, Service Technician; Taylor Gosch, Account Manager; and Andrew Balgaard, Account Manager, went through the daily maintenance and the...

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July 6, 2014  |  Category: Events
Prescott Supports PBR Event

Prescott Supports PBR Event

The bulls were bucking, the dirt was flying and the riders were trying to hang on to complete their 8-second ride at the Mile High PBR (Professional Bull Riders).

The event was held May 16-17 and was sponsored by the RDO Equipment Co. location in Prescott. The store provided a John Deere 744K loader and 825i S4 Gator for use in the arena and had a TX Gator and an 850i RSX Gator on...

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July 4, 2014  |  Category: Events
Billings Takes Part in Local Landfill Rodeo

Billings Takes Part in Local Landfill Rodeo

The Billings Landfill arranged a Landfill Rodeo to give operators from across the state the opportunity to get hands on training.

The landfill worked with several equipment dealers, including RDO Equipment Co. The store brought a John Deere 850K dozer, equipped with a Carlson Landfill system, and a John Deere 744K Loader.

“The dozer equipped with the Carlson system gave operators the...

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June 6, 2014  |  Category: Events
Burnsville Vermeer Hosts Drill Operator Event in Pella, IA

Burnsville Vermeer Hosts Drill Operator Event in Pella, IA

The Burnsville Vermeer team hosted a first-ever Drill Operator training event at the Vermeer Corporation in Pella, IA. Similar training events had been held in the past, but typically called “mud schools” and had been more classroom/instructor-led training.

The Burnsville Vermeer sales team met in December 2013 and brainstormed how to improve the “mud school” concept, increase...

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June 4, 2014  |  Category: Events
South Dakota Planting Clinic Takes a New Approach

South Dakota Planting Clinic Takes a New Approach

For several years, the South Dakota agriculture stores (Aberdeen, Redfield, and Webster) have held a Spring Planting Clinic. They typically held three consecutive clinics at each of the stores. This year, the team decided to host one clinic at an offsite location. The day’s event featured a large class for planter optimization and maintenance in the morning, and then breakouts in the...

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May 15, 2014  |  Category: Events
Sherrill Tree Climbing Seminar Held

Sherrill Tree Climbing Seminar Held

The Eugene Oregon Vermeer location hosted a Sherrill Tree climbing seminar (advanced climbing techniques) in mid-March.

More than 50 customers attended the seminar which featured an indoor tree in the shop, thanks to some creative rigging from the Eugene team!

“Being new to the Eugene market, this class was not only critical to be able to provide training to our customers, but also...

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May 7, 2014  |  Category: Events

Yuma Customer Appreciation Dinner

On Friday March 28, 2014, Yuma held a Customer Appreciation Dinner. Clint Pikula, Yuma Account Manager; Craig Johnson, Wellton Account Manager; and Eddie Good, Yuma Account Manager, manned the grill and cooked Tri Tip. Raul Murrieta, Yuma Parts Manager, made two big pots of beans and Keith Knappen, Yuma Service Manager; Saul Amezquita, Precision Product Specialist; and Linda Huffman,...

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May 6, 2014  |  Category: Events
Lisbon Planter Clinic

Lisbon Planter Clinic

The Lisbon team held a Planter Clinic for their customers. Josh Stroh, Precision Product Specialist; Tony Kramer, Precision Product Specialist; and Jim Huseth, Product Specialist Supervisor presented information at the clinic, along with Paul Peterson, Regional Sales Manager, and Missy Sjolin, Parts Manager.

Roughly 30 customers attended as well as the majority of Lisbon employees in...

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May 5, 2014  |  Category: Events
RDO Equipment Co. Team Members Host Customer Reception

RDO Equipment Co. Team Members Host Customer Reception

Vermeer team members from Oregon and California sponsored a customer reception at the US Compost Council. The annual convention was held in Oakland, CA this year.

RDO Equipment Co. sponsored the reception at Scott’s Seafood in Jack London Square for some of our top customers. Customer attendees included Sonoma Compost, Synagro, City of Plano, and Bunyan Brothers.

Brandon Kyse, Vermeer...

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Southwest Construction and RDO Integrated Controls Host Two Successful Roadshows

Southwest Construction and RDO Integrated Controls Host Two Successful Roadshows

In December, the SWCE and RDOIC teams hosted two very successful Total Solutions Roadshow events for customers. The goal of these events was to showcase the available services and solutions provided by RDO Equipment Co. and get hands-on with the equipment and technology to see the benefits first-hand.

Each Roadshow featured extensive work by team members to prepare the stores and demo...

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January 24, 2014  |  Category: Events
Northern Ag Expo a Successful Agri-Business Event for RDO Equipment Co.

Northern Ag Expo a Successful Agri-Business Event for RDO Equipment Co.

Northern Ag Expo a Successful Agri-Business Event for RDO Equipment Co.

In early December, RDO Equipment Co. had a booth at the Northern Ag Expo in Fargo, ND. The Northern Ag Expo is organized by the North Dakota Agricultural Association. Along with several booths, agri-business classes are held with topics ranging from crop production strategies to new technology.

The RDO Equipment...

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December 28, 2013  |  Category: Events
Sunnyside Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

Sunnyside Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

Sunnyside Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

On Friday, November 15, the Sunnyside store held its annual after-harvest customer appreciation dinner. The event was a huge success, with more than 365 in attendance.

The event featured a catered BBQ dinner, face painting and a bounce house for the kids, and several drawings for door prizes for those in attendance.

“Our customers and...

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December 23, 2013  |  Category: Events
Ehrenberg’s Open House Huge Success

Ehrenberg’s Open House Huge Success

Ehrenberg’s Open House Huge Success
Ehrenberg held an Open House on October 30 to celebrate a new store remodel, along with significant years of service anniversaries for Mike Hudson, Account Manager (35 years), and Jeff McConnell, Store Manager (30 years). In addition, the event celebrated the retirement of Peggy Wright, Office Manager, who has spent 42 years at RDO Equipment Co.
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November 30, 2013  |  Category: Events

Laredo Hosts Grand Opening Event

Laredo Hosts Grand Opening Event

On October 24, RDO Equipment Co. held a Grand Opening event to showcase their new facility. The event was very successful, with roughly 200 attendees, including the Mayor of Laredo and the district’s State Representative.

The store gave away several door prizes, including a 650K monthly rental, a John Deere gun safe, and a Yeti cooler. They also had a...

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November 25, 2013  |  Category: Events

Lakeside Hosts EGCC Dinner

The Lakeside store hosted the AGC Engineering & General Contractors Council Dinner Meeting in late September.

Jerry Sanders, who previously served as San Diego’s Mayor, addressed the group. Currently the CEO of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Jerry provided his perspective on November’s Special Mayoral Election. Jerry has been involved in leading the business community’s election...

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October 20, 2013  |  Category: Events
Tucson Gives Customers Opportunity to View New Deere 644K Hy¬brid

Tucson Gives Customers Opportunity to View New Deere 644K Hy¬brid

The Tucson Sales team invited their customers to see the new Deere 644K Hybrid unit. The store worked together to ensure the event went smoothly – including coordinating transporting the unit from Phoenix, advertising and inviting customers to the event, ordering lunch, cleaning the shop and yard, and more.

Bryan Talyn from John Deere presented the features of the Hybrid, and guests...

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RDO Equipment Co.’s First Diesel Instructor Conference a Success

RDO Equipment Co.’s First Diesel Instructor Conference a Success

RDO Equipment Co.’s First Diesel Instructor Conference a Success

As a way to promote RDO Equipment Co. and the Access Your Future Program to diesel technology programs across the country, the Diesel Instructor Conference was held in late July. More than 35 instructors from 19 partnership schools were in attendance.

The event created awareness about the company’s culture and family...

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Indio Hosts Farmer’s Round Table Meeting

Indio Hosts Farmer’s Round Table Meeting

Indio Hosts Farmer’s Round Table Meeting

In early August, the Indio store hosted a Farmer’s Round table meeting focused on the topic: Does California farming have a future? The event was organized by California Women for Agriculture (CWA). This group promotes and develops the interest of California women involved or interested in agriculture, and promotes a strong agriculture industry...

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Webster Showcases Expanded Facility at Customer Open House

Webster Showcases Expanded Facility at Customer Open House

Webster Showcases Expanded Facility at Customer Open House

In mid-July, the Webster store opened its doors to customers to showcase the newly-expanded and remodeled facility. Improvements were made to the Ag, CP, and truck shops, as well as the parts area and wash bay.

A huge crowd attended – approximately 430 – and the Day County 4H Shooting Sports club cooked and served lunch.
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Bozeman Hosts Successful Customer Appreciation Day

Bozeman Hosts Successful Customer Appreciation Day

Bozeman Hosts Successful Customer Appreciation Day

The Bozeman store held a Customer Appreciation event in mid-June. It was a Montana effort in preparation, as many Billings employees assisted by cleaning and setting up the yard, shop, and showroom.

The Service Department prepared the shop for the lunch and cleared enough space to display both service trucks, which allowed customers...

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July 28, 2013  |  Category: Events
Lakeside Co-Sponsors AGC/EGCC Golf Tournament

Lakeside Co-Sponsors AGC/EGCC Golf Tournament

Lakeside Co-Sponsors AGC/EGCC Golf Tournament

The Lakeside store co-sponsored the Associated General Contractors/EGCC golf tournament, held June 7. Since the store co-sponsored the event, they were set up on the first hole and gave out water, hats, and can koozies. Hole #1 also featured the longest drive competition, and they gave out John Deere model excavators and dump trucks. Nearly...

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July 27, 2013  |  Category: Events
Portland Hosts Rigging Seminar

Portland Hosts Rigging Seminar

Portland Hosts Rigging Seminar

More than 40 people attended Portland’s recent Advanced Rigging seminar.

Portland provided attendees 6.5 continuing education credits (CEUs) for only a minimal cost. For certified arborists, the classes that Portland hosts offer a great deal. Many classes are hard to find, and typically cost up to three times as much.

The seminar generated over...

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June 29, 2013  |  Category: Events
Burnsville (CE) and Burnsville (VER) Assist with Underground School

Burnsville (CE) and Burnsville (VER) Assist with Underground School

Burnsville (CE) and Burnsville (VER) Assist with Underground School

The Burnsville (CE) and Burnsville (VER) teams donated equipment and had a display at the recent Minnesota Municipal Utility Association’s (MMUA) Underground School, held in mid-May. Minnesota Rural Electric Association and American Public Power Association were also part of the event.

These associations conduct...

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June 25, 2013  |  Category: Events
Offsite Event a Success for Pasco

Offsite Event a Success for Pasco

Offsite Event a Success for Pasco

The Pasco store held a utility tractor and mower offsite sale event at Ranch and Home in Kennewick, WA in early April. Ranch and Home is a family owned footwear, outdoor clothing, animal supply and sporting goods stores. RDO Equipment Co. advertised the event throughout the Tri-Cities, along with a financing offer, and had team members on hand to provide...

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May 27, 2013  |  Category: Events

Tucson Hosts JDLink Lunch & Learn

Tucson Hosts JDLink Lunch & Learn

To further educate team members and assist customers, the Tucson store hosted a JDLink Lunch & Learn in late April. Larry Anderson, Service Administrator, instructed the class.

Customers who attended received a nice lunch during the class, and left with a goodie bag full of John Deere products.

“Once our customers get an in-depth look at the JDLink...

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May 26, 2013  |  Category: Events
Fontana Hosts Tree Climbing Seminar

Fontana Hosts Tree Climbing Seminar

Fontana Hosts Tree Climbing Seminar

The Fontana store held an Aerial Rescue training event that focused on emergency response protocol, scene safety, tree climber extraction, advanced climbing systems and methods, and more.

The course offered 6.5 continuing education credits (CEUs) for ISA certified arborists and tree workers. The ISA – International Society of Arborists - promotes...

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May 23, 2013  |  Category: Events
Yuma Donates to Local FFA Chapters

Yuma Donates to Local FFA Chapters

The Yuma Store provided two tractors for the Cibola FFA and Yuma High FFA annual banquets. The equipment served as a back drop for their pictures as well as added to the atmosphere of the event. 

The Yuma store was the only dealer that was requested to provide equipment.  Shandelle Snover, Transactional Account Manager, worked out all the details, but it took the efforts of everyone at...

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Indio Hosts Total Solutions Event

Indio Hosts Total Solutions Event

In late March, the Indio store hosted a unique customer event. Calling it a Total Solutions Event, customers were invited to view products from all manufacturing lines – John Deere construction and agriculture, Vermeer, and Topcon, as well as learn how RDO Equipment Co. is a one-stop solution. While the event was held at the Indio store, Riverside, Fontana, and Imperial partnered with...

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April 27, 2013  |  Category: Events
RDO Integrated Controls to Host Technology Roadshow in Burnsville, Minn.

RDO Integrated Controls to Host Technology Roadshow in Burnsville, Minn.

RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC), RDO Equipment Co.’s division providing machine control, precision GPS positioning and 3-D mapping solutions for construction, survey, and engineering industries, will host a technology demonstration Roadshow event on April 17, 2013 in Burnsville, Minn., beginning at 10 a.m.

The event will take place at the Best Western Premiere Nicollet Inn and will...

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Moorhead Hosts Customer Appreciation Event

Moorhead Hosts Customer Appreciation Event

Moorhead Hosts Customer Appreciation Event

On February 21, the Moorhead store hosted a Customer Appreciation Event, letting customers know how valued their business is.

The event was held in the shop, with new equipment on display so customers could walk around and ask questions. Nearly 300 customers were served a nice meal and also had the chance to win door prizes.

“This event...

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March 24, 2013  |  Category: Events

Billings Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Event

Billings Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Event

The Billings store hosted their annual Customer Appreciation event on January 16. The store underwent an expansion which was completed this fall. The store expanded their showroom space to accommodate a showroom for RDOIC (they can now display more survey and GPS equipment) and service center. A total of 4,000 square feet was added.
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February 3, 2013  |  Category: Events
RDO Integrated Controls Recognized by Topcon Positioning Systems for Top Dealer Performance

RDO Integrated Controls Recognized by Topcon Positioning Systems for Top Dealer Performance

The RDO Integrated Controls team received three awards at the annual sales meeting hosted by Topcon Positioning Systems the week of October 22-26th in San Antonio, Texas.  The Northern team was recognized as one of the Top 5 in the United States and Canada, and both the Southern and Northern teams were recognized as two of the Top Ten Dealers by Volume. The awards are based on Topcon’s...

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November 19, 2012  |  Category: Events
Casselton Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

Casselton Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

The Casselton store held a steak dinner to show appreciation for its customers. Invitations were hand delivered to the customers, and more than 150 people attended the event. 

Store Manager Nic Miller said, “The event was a huge success and people really enjoyed having a quality meal. It was a great way to show our appreciation to our customers and their families and at the same time...

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November 14, 2012  |  Category: Events