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  • RDO Equipment Opens New Location in Dayton MN
    Just in time for the busy summer construction season, RDO Equipment Co.’s new, full-service store in Dayton is open.
  • Brandt Further Expands Geopositioning Offering, To Become Exclusive Canadian Sokkia Dealer
    The Brandt Group of Companies is pleased to announce that, effective June 7, 2020 they have reached an agreement regarding the material terms with Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (“Topcon”) to acquire the assets of Ontario-based Sokkia Canada
  • Brandt To Acquire GeoShack, Become Canada’s #1 Geopositioning Technology Supplier
    The Brandt Group of Companies is pleased to announce that, effective June 1, they have reached an agreement with U.S.-based Ultara Holdings, Inc. to acquire the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of Inteq Distributors, subject to du
  • Deere Board elects John Stone as President, WW C&F and Power Systems
    Deere & Company (DE) announced that its Board of Directors elected John Stone, 50, to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems, effective July 1.
  • Allen elects to retire as Deere Board chairman May 1st
    After a 45-year career of distinction and achievement, Samuel R. Allen has elected to retire May 1 from his current position as chairman of the Deere & Company Board of Directors.
  • Wirtgen Group names Brandt Canadian Distributor
    The Brandt Group of Companies has made a major product-line announcement. Effective December 1st, 2019, they have been named the Canada-wide dealer for the full range of aggregate and road construction and maintenance products from the Wirtgen Group.
  • Brandt is acquiring Nortrax in Canada
    The Brandt Group of Companies has announced it will acquire Nortrax in Canada, solidifying its position as the largest privately-held John Deere dealership worldwide.
  • Deere & Company Board elects John May as CEO and Board Member
    The Deere & Company Board of Directors has elected John C. May as a member of the board, effective immediately, and to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective November 4, 2019. May has served as Deere's President and Chief Operating Officer sin
  • Murphy Tractor & Equipment Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility in Brunswick, OH
    Murphy Tractor celebrated the grand opening of its all new, state-of-the-art facility in Brunswick, Ohio, on August 15. Customers from northeast Ohio were welcomed to stop in for a tour of the new facility and review the latest John Deere equipment on dis
  • John Deere announces new Registered Apprenticeship Program
    Program will help address service technician labor shortage across the U.S.