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RDO Equipment Co. – McKinney Store Achieves LEED® Certification

RDO Equipment Co. – McKinney Store Achieves LEED® Certification

The RDO Equipment Co. store in McKinney, Texas has been awarded LEED® Certification. Completed in 2015, the McKinney store is the first RDO Equipment Co. building to achieve this prestigious designation, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Several unique design elements and features were incorporated into the McKinney store, specifically to meet LEED credit...

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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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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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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 Water in Indio Moves to RDO Equipment Co. Store

RDO Equipment Co. announces RDO Water, the company’s division that offers irrigation solutions, has relocated into the existing RDO Equipment Co. store at 83-300 Avenue 45 in Indio. The move brings to the store RDO Water’s full irrigation solutions including pipe and system rental; pipe and pump repair; system automation, design and installation services; consulting services; and products...

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RDO Water Acquires Kuida Ag Supply Company

RDO Water Acquires Kuida Ag Supply Company

RDO Water, along with RDO Equipment Co., announces the acquisition of Kuida Ag Supply Company of Salinas. Over the next few weeks, RDO Water will be moving all Kuida Ag operations to its combination RDO Equipment Co. / RDO Water stores in Salinas and Watsonville.

The acquisition expands RDO Water’s offerings of irrigation products and solutions, which includes pipe and system rental;...

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RDO Integrated Controls Expands Partnership with Topcon

RDO Integrated Controls Expands Partnership with Topcon

RDO Integrated Controls has been named an Authorized OEM Machine Control Dealer by Topcon Positioning Systems. The new agreement goes into effect immediately and affects RDO Integrated Controls’ stores in the state of Arizona.

A division of RDO Equipment Co., RDO Integrated Controls is already an established Topcon dealer in California, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota....

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RDO Water Moves to Neighboring RDO Equipment Co. Store

SALINAS, Calif. (July 6, 2016) – RDO Equipment Co. announces RDO Water, the company’s division that offers irrigation solutions, has relocated into the existing RDO Equipment Co. store at 501 El Camino Real S. in Salinas. The move brings to the store RDO Water’s full irrigation solutions including pipe and system rental; pipe and pump repair; system automation, design and installation...

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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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Announcing RDO de Mexico Partnership

RDO Equipment Co. announces a formal partnership with Maquinaria Frontera to provide used equipment and irrigation products and services to customers in Mexico. This new partnership will be called RDO de Mexico and will be led by Rudy Cabanas Jr. as General Manager.

RDO Equipment Co. will provide products and support services and will leverage existing Maquinaria Frontera facilities and...

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RDO Integrated Controls Expands Topcon TopNET live Network

RDO Integrated Controls Expands Topcon TopNET live Network

Industry leader in Topcon solutions and support adds five states to coverage network

FARGO, ND (April 15, 2016) – RDO Integrated Controls, a division of RDO Equipment Co., brings Topcon’s TopNETlive network to Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. This expands RDO Integrated Controls’ footprint from California, and builds on the existing network coverage already...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces “Agriculture Technology” Podcast Now Available on iTunes

RDO Equipment Co. Announces “Agriculture Technology” Podcast Now Available on iTunes

RDO Equipment Co. announces the launch of its new podcast, “Agriculture Technology,” that discusses the latest products, services, and technologies in the agriculture industry.

The podcast is available for listeners on iTunes, Soundcloud, or any mobile podcasting app. Topics such as John Deere’s Harvest Mobile App and John Deere’s 9R Series tractors are among the first covered. Future...

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RDO Equipment Co. Breaks Ground at Newest Location in Chandler

RDO Equipment Co. Breaks Ground at Newest Location in Chandler

Construction has started at RDO Equipment Co.’s second location in the Phoenix-area. On January 29, team members gathered for an informal groundbreaking ceremony. The new store is located on Interstate 10, south of the 202, and is expected to open in early 2017.

Like the current RDO Equipment Co. location in central Phoenix, this new location will sell and support John Deere construction...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Partnership with Vermeer Equipment Holdings Pty. Ltd.

RDO Equipment Co. announces that they have partnered with Vermeer Equipment Holdings Pty. Ltd. and acquired 50% interest in five Vermeer locations in Eastern Australia.

Vermeer Equipment Holdings Pty. Ltd. (VEH) is the dedicated Vermeer dealer for all Eastern Australia states plus Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Island nations. VEH is headquartered in Brisbane, with additional...

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RDO Equipment Co. & R.D. Offutt Company Announce Recipients of Community Builder Program Grants

RDO Equipment Co. & R.D. Offutt Company Announce Recipients of Community Builder Program Grants

FARGO, N.D., December 21, 2015: Fargo, N.D. based companies RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company announce that five charitable organizations have been named recipients of their Community Builder grant program.

Launched in summer 2015, the companies’ Community Builder program is designed to support the charitable organizations team members work with, while building vibrant and...

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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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Peter Johnson Name Ada Service Manager

Peter Johnson is the new Service Manager at RDO Equipment Co. in Ada. Johnson joined RDO Equipment Co. in 2013 in a regional role, working with service departments throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Johnson is a graduate of North Dakota State University and has been in the service industry for the past five years. Johnson also served for 13 years in the Minnesota...

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RDO Integrated Controls Approved by FAA to Fly Drones

RDO Integrated Controls Approved by FAA to Fly Drones

FARGO, ND (October 19, 2015) – RDO Integrated Controls, a division of RDO Equipment Co., has received FAA approval to operate unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) to conduct mapping, training, agricultural, and survey applications. The company is an authorized senseFly distributor and sells and supports various UAV units for customers across many industries.

The FAA approval comes in the...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces New Location in Southeast Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. – RDO Equipment Co. announces the addition of a new John Deere construction dealership in Southeast Phoenix, Ariz. 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...

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RDO Equipment Co. Named to Prairie Business Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work

FARGO, N.D. (September 3, 2015) – RDO Equipment Co. has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work, specifically in the top 25 large for-profit companies (100+ employees). All 50 companies were honored in the September issue of the magazine.

Prairie Business is the only business-to-business magazine dedicated to the northern Plains region, focusing on the success...

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RDO Water Moves to New Facility and Expands Offerings

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (July 21, 2015) RDO Water, a division of RDO Equipment Co., is expanding and moving to a new facility in Santa Maria on July 27. The new store, located at 2221 Evora Way, will offer roughly 15,000 square feet of space for equipment, products, parts and service. In addition, the store will now support Pellenc and Vermeer equipment, with specialized parts and service...

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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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RDO Equipment Co. Acquires Montana John Deere Stores

RDO Equipment Co. Acquires Montana John Deere Stores

FARGO, N.D. (June 25, 2015) RDO Equipment Co. announces the acquisition of three stores from Montana dealership Triple W Equipment. The stores are located in Missoula and Kalispell and sell and service the full line of John Deere equipment, with an additional service center in Ronan.

These are the first new John Deere stores RDO Equipment Co. has added since 2010 and they expand the...

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RDO EQUIPMENT CO. PARTNERS WITH FARMLINK TO OFFER YIELD BENCHMARKING

Fargo, ND — June 10, 2015 — RDO Equipment Co. and FarmLink today announced a new agreement that will further enable improvements in productivity and profitability by bringing together insights from yield benchmarking and the benefit of precision equipment capabilities.

“Through our long standing relationship with RDO Equipment Co., we share a strong commitment to improving the overall...

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RDO Equipment Co. Names Chris Cooper Chief Operating Officer

FARGO, N.D. (June 3, 2015) Chris Cooper has been named Chief Operating Officer of RDO Equipment Co. In this role, he will be responsible for the daily business operations across all regions and teams and will work directly with Christi Offutt, RDO Equipment Co. CEO and Chair of Offutt Family Enterprises, and the leadership team in driving business goals and results.

Cooper has served as...

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RDO Equipment Co. Names Jim Carell General Manager of New McKinney Location

MCKINNEY, Tex. (May 18, 2015) Jim Carell has been named General Manager of RDO Equipment Co.’s newest location in McKinney, TX. This location sells, rents, and services John Deere construction equipment and opened in March 2015.

Carell joined the company in 2002 as a sales professional at the Irving location. In 2014 he was named sales manager of McKinney, then under construction. Prior...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Partnership with HIPOWER SYSTEMS

RDO Equipment Co. Announces Partnership with HIPOWER SYSTEMS

FARGO, N.D. (April 10, 2015) – RDO Equipment Co. announces a partnership with HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power generation and power distribution equipment. All 17 Midwest Construction locations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana will represent all of HIPOWER SYSTEMS’ product lines, from rental generators to power distribution products.

“The new partnership with...

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RDO Equipment Co. Opens New Location in McKinney

RDO Equipment Co. Opens New Location in McKinney

MCKINNEY, Tex. (March 16, 2015) – RDO Equipment Co. has opened a new store in McKinney Texas. With seven current locations in the state, the McKinney store will provide additional support to north Texas customers and complement RDO Equipment Co.’s Fort Worth and Irving locations.

The new 38,000 sq. ft. location will offer sales, parts, service, and rental of John Deere heavy construction...

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CADsoft Consulting Announces partnership with RDO Integrated Controls

CADsoft Consulting Announces partnership with RDO Integrated Controls
Representing innovative positioning technology solutions in the construction industry dedicated to Building Information Modeling (BIM)

FARGO, ND – CADsoft Consulting Inc., a proven leader in the implementations of Design and Construction technologies for the last 24 years, announced that they have signed a joint...

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Farm Rescue to Help 300th Farm Family This Fall

Farm Rescue to Help 300th Farm Family This Fall

By the end of the year, Farm Rescue will have assisted more than 300 farm families in crisis. Each of these families has experienced an illness, injury or natural disaster that prevented them from planting, haying or harvesting their crop in a timely manner. Farm Rescue stepped in and helped these families when they needed it most.

No, in this case, 300 is much more than a number – 300...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Acquisition of Water Tech Ag Supply

FARGO, N.D. – RDO Equipment Co. announces the acquisition of Water Tech Ag Supply, a California-based company that provides total agricultural irrigation solutions ranging from aluminum pipe, PVC pipe, booster pumps, and sand media filtration system rentals, to irrigation design services and pipe and pump repair. The company has locations in Brawley, Escondido, Indio, Oxnard, Salinas, and...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces New McKinney, Texas Location

RDO Equipment Co. announces the company will open a new store in McKinney, Texas next year. With six current locations in the state, the McKinney store will provide additional service and support to north Texas customers and complement RDO Equipment Co.’s Irving location.

The new 30,000 sq. ft. location will offer sales, parts, service, and rental of John Deere heavy construction...

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Partnership adds John Deere Construction & Forestry Technician Initiative at NDSCS

Partnership adds John Deere Construction & Forestry Technician Initiative at NDSCS

Wahpeton, N.D. (Sept. 12, 2013) — Following a demonstration of the technology and support systems involved in trouble-shooting heavy construction equipment, representatives from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., John Deere, and RDO Equipment Co. announced the addition of the John Deere Construction and Forestry Tech initiative to the NDSCS Diesel Technology program. ...

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RDO Equipment Co. Names Bruce Daughters Regional General Manager in Queensland, Australia

Bruce Daughters has been named Regional Manager at Vanderfield Pty Ltd. in Queensland, Australia. Bruce will be based in Toowoomba and will provide leadership in the development and deployment of the business plan for the eastern Queensland operations.

Daughters has been with RDO Equipment Co. since November 2004. In that time he has served in several management positions focused on...

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RDO Equipment Co. Appointed GOMACO Dealer for Arizona

RDO Equipment Co. Appointed GOMACO Dealer for Arizona

RDO Equipment Co. announces the recent appointment as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the state of Arizona. RDO Equipment Co. Arizona stores will provide sales and service for GOMACO’s full line of concrete construction products. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, GOMACO Corporation.

“We are excited about the new...

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RDOIC and On Grade, Inc. Announce Alliance for Carlson Mining Machine Control in Eastern Canada

RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC), RDO Equipment Co.’s positioning division, and On Grade, Inc., announce a new alliance to distribute Carlson Machine Control in the mining industry in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick.

Carlson Machine Control provides application-centric site solutions for mining applications and RDO Integrated Controls is the master dealer in Mining for all of...

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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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RDO Equipment Co. Announces a New Vermeer Store in Eugene, Oregon

RDO Equipment Co. announces the company is opening a new Vermeer location in Eugene, Oregon. The new store is located at 4108 W. 11th Ave, Eugene, Ore. and provides Vermeer parts, sales and service. The new location complements the current RDO-Vermeer location in Portland, Ore.

The new 7000 square feet store opens April 1, 2013.

“The new location in Eugene will bridge the gap between...

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RDO Integrated Controls Announces Acquisition of Topcon Survey Contract from Mathison’s Inc.

RDO Equipment Co.’s positioning division, RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC), announces the acquisition of the Topcon Survey Contract for the state of South Dakota from Mathison’s Co. Inc.

RDOIC will also assume the responsibility for providing construction supplies such as lathe, hubs, paint, and staking equipment for RDO Equipment Co. construction stores across the states of Minnesota,...

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RDO Integrated Controls Partners with Maptek to Sell I-Site Long Range Laser Scanner

RDO Integrated Controls Partners with Maptek to Sell I-Site Long Range Laser Scanner

RDO Integrated Controls partners with Maptek to sell I-Site long range laser scanners

Maptek, leading provider of laser scanning technology and software to the mining industry, has signed an agreement with RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) to resell Maptek I-Site survey systems.

RDOIC is RDO Equipment Co.’s positioning technology division, supplying equipment for mobile mapping and...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Mark Kreps Named Vice President of Sales - Agriculture

FARGO, N.D. – RDO Equipment Co. has named Mark Kreps Vice President of Sales – Agriculture. Kreps will be responsible for overall sales strategy and execution across the company’s agriculture division. In addition, he will continue his leadership over the Core Accounts team, which works with large customers in RDO Equipment Co.’s agriculture regions.

Kreps has nearly 30 years of sales...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Matt Daniell Named Fort Worth General Manager

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Matt Daniell has been named general manager of Fort Worth and he brings more than 15 years of experience with RDO Equipment Co. to his new role. Matt has served in several service and management positions including service dispatcher, Fort Worth service manager, and most recently, regional aftermarket manager for the Texas region.

Daryl Shelton, RDO Equipment Co. Vice...

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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Management Promotions and Leadership Realignment

RDO Equipment Co. announces a number of promotions and a realignment of responsibility on the leadership team. 

The following promotions are announced: Chris Cooper, Keith Kreps, Ryan Offutt, and Jean Zimmerman have been promoted to Executive Vice President; Steve Connelly has been promoted to Vice President of Midwest Agriculture; Davin Peterson has been promoted to Vice President of...

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NDSCS and RDO Integrated Controls Announce Partnership

NDSCS and RDO Integrated Controls Announce Partnership

North Dakota State College of Science and RDO Integrated Controls, RDO Equipment Co.’s positioning division, announced a new partnership agreement that will provide land surveying and civil engineering technology students the opportunity to learn on state-of-the-art industry equipment valued at $225,000.

RDO Integrated Controls will provide the College with the latest field equipment to...

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John Deere Introduces Mobile Farm Manager Application

John Deere Introduces Mobile Farm Manager Application

OLATHE, Kansas (November 19, 2012) – To help give producers easier access to important farm and field information through their mobile device, John Deere introduces John Deere Mobile Farm Manager. The application, which can be downloaded free from the Apple™ Store, is compatible with iPad™ and iPhone™ mobile devices and connects to customers' Apex farm management software.

Tyler Hogrefe,...

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