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RDO Integrated Controls Grows Coverage of TopNETlive Network

RDO Integrated Controls Grows Coverage of TopNETlive Network

RDO Integrated Controls expands the Topcon TopNETlive network to 100% coverage of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. Full coverage of the F-M metro area was completed with the installation and activation of three network receiver stations.

Just over a year ago, the initial expansion of the TopNETlive network brought coverage into Minnesota and North Dakota for the first time. Since then, RDO...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside: February Construction Update

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside: February Construction Update

Heavy January rainfall was challenging for the team working on the RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside but significant progress continues to be made on the brand-new, 37,000 square-foot facility.

“We’re very pleased to be wrapping up some major concrete site work this month,” Duane Bonini, General Manager said, referring to the phase 2 slab and concrete apron base.

Structure work in...

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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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Checking In With Chandler – One Year Later

Checking In With Chandler – One Year Later

January 29, 2016 was a cool, sunny day in Arizona. Just outside the city of Chandler, along Interstate 10, a vacant 11-acre lot began to undergo a complete transformation. Team members from the Southwest Construction region of RDO Equipment Co. gathered for an informal groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the company’s newest store. Over the next several months, this space would become...

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RDO Vermeer Receives Pinnacle Dealer Award at Annual Meeting

RDO Vermeer Receives Pinnacle Dealer Award at Annual Meeting

RDO Vermeer, part of the RDO Equipment Co. network of heavy equipment dealerships, was honored with five awards at Vermeer’s annual Dealer Year End Meeting. Among the awards received was Vermeer’s top accolade, the Pinnacle Dealer Award.

Vermeer Pinnacle designation is given in recognition of talents in sales and aftermarket support. The award criterion includes several select dealer...

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Riverside Construction Update: January

Riverside Construction Update: January

While rain has been heavy the past few weeks in Riverside, it hasn’t stopped January from being a busy month for the team working on RDO Equipment Co.’s newest store. From structure and concrete work to site utilities and interior rough-ins, numerous areas of the site are coming along.

Primary focus thus far has been on projects like structure prep and utility work. This month, the team...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler October Construction Update

RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler October Construction Update

RDO Equipment Co. – Chandler has been open more than a month now. The team has been putting final touches on the store, from small cosmetic details to adjustments in the retail space for best customer experience. One of the biggest – and most welcome – changes to the new store is the addition of a new store manager, Kenneth Franklin.

Kenneth began his career with RDO Equipment Co. in...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update: October

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update: October

Phase II construction is in full swing at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside. Demolition of the former building is near completion and expected to be finished by month-end. While this step is crucial to continued progress, the team understands it could cause confusion for customers. 

“We’re continuing to remind customers Riverside operations are fully up-and-running throughout...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler Update: September

RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler Update: September

In the early morning light of a Monday morning, months of hard work, tight timelines, and detailed punch lists came to fruition. On September 12, RDO Equipment Co. in Chandler officially opened its doors for business. The store, located on Interstate 10, south of the 202 in Chandler, is the second RDO Equipment Co. location in the Phoenix metro, serving the construction industry with...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update: August

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update: August

Phase I construction is wrapping up at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside, with final items including building and site utilities, and finish work tracking to be completed by month-end. Concrete has been poured on the south side of the shop and racking install is currently underway in the new Parts Warehouse.

“The end of phase one marks a significant milestone in this building...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler Construction Update: August

RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler Construction Update: August

In less than one month, the doors will open at RDO Equipment Co. in Chandler. The new store, located on Interstate 10, south of the 202, is the company’s second location in the Phoenix metro, eighth in the state of Arizona, and 78 in the RDO Equipment Co. network.

“The new store in Chandler furthers our commitment to customers and is allowing us to expand our overall services and product...

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Chandler Construction Update - July

RDO Equipment Co. strives for environmentally-responsible design in all new construction projects. With that focus in mind, the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Chandler is installing its Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) this month. Research has shown EIFS to be the best performing exterior cladding for thermal and moisture control. It’s also fully compliant with modern building...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update - June

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update - June

The construction team at RDO Equipment Co. in Riverside is working to stay on track and hit a significant goal: complete Phase 1 construction by the middle of August. The final step in the process is the demo of the existing showroom and parts warehouse, a step that will mark the start of Phase 2 construction.

“The construction timeline was established to make the most out of the summer...

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FAA Part 107 Rules for Flying Drones was Just Finalized. What’s next?

FAA Part 107 Rules for Flying Drones was Just Finalized. What’s next?

On June 21, the FAA announced that Part 107 Rules for UAS (Drone) Operations in the National Airspace have been finalized.

The name of the operator's certificate required is "Remote Pilot's Certificate" and clients will need one to fly with Part 107 or their Exemption.

However, the new rules will not be implemented for 60 days, presumably in late August. Until then, you may consider...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update - May

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update - May

In addition to conservation practices in everyday operation, RDO Equipment Co. strives to be a good steward of the environment in new store construction. As part of construction progress, the new RDO Equipment Co. – Riverside store has begun scheduling weekly inspections for compliance with its Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

“We know the positive impact good erosion...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler Construction Update - May

RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler Construction Update - May

Things are starting to take shape at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Chandler – literally. Steel erection is complete for the shop area, giving a sense of space to what will be the 12-bay service shop. Furthermore, concrete curbing and perimeter fencing are in progress, helping to further define the space of the land’s 11 acres.

“It’s exciting to see, what was once a completely vacant...

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Construction Update: Chandler, AZ

Construction Update: Chandler, AZ

With every new construction project, RDO Equipment Co. looks for opportunities to implement effective conservation practices and procedures. The company’s second location in the Phoenix area is no exception.

Construction is progressing at the RDO Equipment Co. – Chandler store, highlighted this month by the concrete pour for the 37,300+ square-foot facility. The final flooring will be...

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Construction Update: Riverside, CA

Construction Update: Riverside, CA

RDO Equipment Co. is committed to environmentally-responsible design in all new construction projects. This month, construction at the Riverside store is focused on a unique water conservation feature.

The Riverside store will include an 18-bay service shop with a ClearBlu Environmental system. This water recycling system works by filtering the water used for washing equipment, allowing...

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