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Doosan recognizes top-performing dealers of 2019

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC announces its top- performing dealers of 2019. Doosan annually recognizes its dealers that have demonstrated high quality customer service by providing exceptional sales, parts and service to their customers.  Annual dealer performance reviews are also a factor in the dealer’s score.

The top 2019 Doosan dealers include the following enterprises (headquarters in parentheses):

  • Barry Equipment Co. (Webster, Massachusetts)
  • Best Line Leasing, Inc. (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
  • Bobcat of Hamilton Ltd (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
  • Bobcat of Mandan Inc. (Mandan, North Dakota)
  • CG Equipment (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
  • Coastal Machinery (Pensacola, Florida)
  • Eastrock Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • Equipment East, LLC (Dracut, Massachusetts)
  • Equipment Rentals, Inc. (Watertown, New York)
  • Wilson BC Companies, LLC (Central Point, Oregon)

“Our top Doosan dealers set the bar for the entire dealer organization,” says Todd Roecker, Doosan Director of Dealer Management and Marketing. “To achieve this recognition, these top-performing Doosan dealers performed at high levels in terms of sales, parts and service capabilities, in their respective markets.”

Top-performing Doosan dealers are offered a selection of several incentives that they may choose from which will improve their profitability and focus with Doosan.

In addition, these dealers are often looked upon as leaders in the Doosan dealer network being the voice for future direction and initiatives.

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ABOUT DOOSAN INFRACORE NORTH AMERICA, LLC 
Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, markets the Doosan brand of products that includes crawler excavators, wheel excavators, mini excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, material handlers, log loaders and attachments. With more than 150 heavy equipment dealer locations in North America, Doosan is known for an unmatched dedication to service and customer uptime, and durable, reliable products. Doosan is fast becoming a global force in heavy construction equipment. For more information on Doosan® products, visit DoosanEquipment.com.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

The Construction Industry Came Together in a Big Way at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2020The show demonstrated that the U.S. equipment industry remains optimistic despite concerns about COVID-19.

Every three years CONEXPO-CON/AGG brings contractors, dealers, distributors, service providers, engineers, producers and construction media together. No other show connects attendees from every major construction sector to experience the unveiling of new technologies and products, share knowledge, network with industry peers and buy equipment.

The weeks before the show were filled with phone calls, text messages and emails all asking the same question, “Are you going to CONEXPO?”

I went and was not alone, by any means. Registrations for the show totaled over 130,000. At the conclusion of the show, cancellations from international attendees totaled less than 1 percent. 

Exhibitors across the show, from the Festival Grounds to North Hall to Bronze Lot to South Hall, expressed enthusiasm for the tremendous engagement they received from contractors and producers looking to purchase equipment. 

“We refer to CONEXPO-CON/AGG as the ‘heavy metal’ show, but it’s more than that. It’s also small equipment, education and technology. And that was reflected in every way this week,” said Mary Erholtz, Vice President of Marketing at Superior Industries and CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Show Chairperson. “Giant machines, incredible exhibits, fantastic education and huge expectations. Organizers of CONEXPO-CON/AGG have a legacy of building and innovating on previous shows, and the 2020 gathering extends that record of success.

“This has been one of the best editions of CONEXPO-CON/AGG – ever,” continued Erholtz.

Exhibitors across the show, from the Festival Grounds to North Hall to Bronze Lot to South Hall, expressed enthusiasm for the tremendous engagement they received from contractors and producers looking to purchase equipment. 

According to IFPE Show Chairperson David Price, Global Marketing Manager of HydraForce Inc., 

“The crowd was much better than expected under the circumstances and most importantly, the right buyers were on the show floor. We were very pleased with the strong showing from the 300-plus exhibitors at IFPE 2020, and we are looking forward to the 2023 show.”

Mike Ballweber, President, Doosan Bobcat echoed those sentiments, “Tuesday for us was record breaking in terms of leads and attendance at our booth, which is how we measure how successful the show is for us. We had more people to our booth on the first day than all of the 2017 show. This is a one-every-three-years show, and our dealers and customers were really excited to be here.” 

With growing concerns about COVID-19, show management worked closely with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Southern Nevada Health District to make sure exhibitors, vendors and attendees were provided with heightened cleaning services and hand sanitizers to help reduce the spread of germs and enable show participation to stay healthy onsite at the show. 

“We have been pleased with the success of the overall show and attendance in our booth,” said Ingo Schiller, President and CEO of Tadano America Corporation. “The management team at CONEXPO-CON/AGG has been monitoring the situation and they made a very difficult decision to close the show a day early. We appreciate their leadership and we look forward to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.” 

Key metrics reflect overall quality of CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020 attendees: 

At the same time, the technological change revolutionizing these industries was pervasive across the shows’ record 2.7 million-plus net square feet of exhibits featuring 2300-plus exhibitors from the leading U.S. and global manufacturers, from multinational giants to small firms with specialized products.

Other highlights included: 

  • Partnership with women in construction groups to highlight the growing role women play in the industry, including the unveiling of the world’s largest 3-D printed statute of a human to honor the growing role women play in the construction industry. 
  • Workforce solutions area in the Festival Lot that showcased industry recruitment best practices. 
  • The Tech Experience returned for a second year and focused on modern mobility, sustainability and smart cities. 
  • The first-ever Fluid Power Hour for the co-located IFPE show., which featured an opportunity for engineers to network with their peers on the show floor. 

This was my 12th CONEXPO as a construction magazine editor and have to say it was every bit as exciting as the first one, I attended at McCormick Place and the Chicago Arena. The thing about this show  is that is really does put on display the importance of the role construction plays in global civilization; without construction …

The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held March 14-18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit https://www.conexpoconagg.com.

A version of this article appeared in the April 2020 issues of the ACP Magazines:

California Builder & Engineer, Construction, Construction Digest, Construction News, Constructioneer, Dixie Contractor, Michigan Contractor & Builder, Midwest Contractor, New England Construction, Pacific Builder & Engineer, Rocky Mountain Construction, Texas Contractor, Western Builder

Doosan Bobcat completes acquisition of BOB-CAT Mowers, and the Steiner and Ryan grounds maintenance brands

Doosan Bobcat Inc., a global leader in the compact equipment industry, today announced it has completed its acquisition of the BOB-CAT Mowers and the Steiner and Ryan brands of grounds maintenance equipment from Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

“We are pleased and proud to welcome the BOB-CAT, Steiner and Ryan team members into the Doosan Bobcat family,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “We are bringing great people and strong brands into our organization to help further grow our business and reach more customers and markets.”

Doosan Bobcat announced the signing of a definitive agreement in December 2019 to acquire BOB-CAT Mowers and the Steiner and Ryan brands of grounds maintenance equipment, including the Johnson Creek, Wisc., manufacturing facility. Approximately 200 employees at the manufacturing facility and members of the distributor and dealer direct field sales and technical support teams will join Doosan Bobcat.

“A dedicated group has been working on the integration plans, and we are excited about what our expanded team and new brands will accomplish together,” said Ballweber. “This will position Doosan Bobcat to offer a broader range of quality products and solutions to our dealers, distributors and customers.”

The investment is part of Doosan Bobcat’s long-term, strategic growth initiatives as a global leader in the compact equipment industry, in addition to demonstrating its long-term commitment to employees and the communities in which it operates.

Doosan Bobcat was advised by law firm Barnes & Thornburg LLP, and Croft & Bender LP served as financial advisor to Doosan Bobcat. Schiller Grounds Care Inc. was advised by law firm Blank Rome LLP, and BDO Capital Advisers LLC served as financial adviser to Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

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ABOUT DOOSAN BOBCAT INC.
Doosan Bobcat, a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture and landscaping equipment, attachments and services, is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is home to world-renowned brands. This includes: Bobcat® compact equipment; Doosan Portable Power products; BOB-CAT Mowers; Ryan and Steiner grounds maintenance equipment; and Geith attachments. For more information, visit doosanbobcat.com.

ABOUT DOOSAN BOBCAT NORTH AMERICA
Doosan Bobcat North America, is the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of Doosan Bobcat Inc. As a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services, the company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. For more information, visit bobcat.com.

Doosan Bobcat celebrates opening of The Studio, a digital innovation center

State-of-the-art facility in downtown Fargo is designed to accelerate digital and technology advances and host collaborative community innovation events

From left to right: Mike Ballweber, president, Doosan Bobcat North America; Dr. Tim Mahoney, Mayor of Fargo; Scott Park, CEO of Doosan Bobcat; and Joel Honeyman, Vice President of Global Innovation, Doosan Bobcat, commemorate the opening of The Studio with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony performed with the use of a collaborative robot (cobot). 

Doosan Bobcat (Bobcat), a global leader in the compact equipment industry, today announced the opening of The Studio, a data innovation center located in Fargo, North Dakota. The Studio will advance development through digitalization and new technologies by bringing members of the company’s research and development teams together with academic centers, entrepreneurs and emerging companies to advance community innovation and foster hands-on collaboration in a high-tech environment.

In addition, Bobcat is partnering with Emerging Prairie, a local nonprofit organization focused on accelerating entrepreneurship in North Dakota, to bring area business leaders and innovators together to exchange ideas and share best practices through future technology events and programming held at the Bobcat Studio.

“We are the industry leader and want to continue building on this proud legacy, so we are committed to digital innovation and accelerating Bobcat’s spirit of collaboration,” said Doosan Bobcat CEO Scott Park. “As we work to deliver new insights and solutions to the marketplace, there is no limit to the technological advances expected to occur at The Studio.”

The 11,000-square-foot Studio is located on two, adjoining floors of the historic and iconic Black Building, at 118 Broadway in downtown Fargo. The facility features an open concept design with high-tech project team rooms, lounge areas, meeting rooms, standing desks and a pitch room with sliding, curved walls and a high-resolution large screen for presentations and video to collaborate with outside partners. The ceilings are open with exposed vintage brick walls, giving the space a modern industrial feel. The project’s design and construction team include Shultz + Associates Architects and the Kilbourne Group.

“Innovation is at the core of what Bobcat has stood for in its 60-year history,” said Doosan Bobcat North America President Mike Ballweber. “Our customers count on us to enhance their productivity. From this space, our work, along with collaboration with industry and higher education partners and researchers, will help us deliver next-generation products, services and solutions.”

The Studio will initially house members of Bobcat’s Fargo-based engineering, innovation, marketing, IT, telematics, and digital experience project teams. The number of team members working in the facility will fluctuate throughout the year depending on the projects being pursued and explored.

In partnership with Emerging Prairie, Bobcat will soon announce and host a series of peer group sessions with key area business leaders who have an interest in integrating and advancing technology and data into their businesses. In addition, Bobcat and Emerging Prairie will team up to launch an innovation-themed challenge event, which will pair businesses with students and community members. These teams will then present their technology-driven, business advancement ideas in a startup-style, pitch competition.

“The Studio presents a unique opportunity where innovation thrives,” said Doosan Bobcat Vice President of Innovation Joel Honeyman. “We are excited to bring individuals and students from our community into an environment that fosters creative thinking and encourages collaboration between businesses and industries for a brighter tomorrow.”

At the official grand opening event held today, CEO Scott Park, President Mike Ballweber, Vice President of Global Innovation Joel Honeyman and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney provided remarks. They were joined by college and university leaders, Bobcat employees and area business and community members who are leading innovation efforts in the Fargo-West Fargo-Moorhead community to commemorate the opening of the Studio with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony performed with the use of collaborative robots (cobots). 

“This new facility symbolizes Bobcat’s dedication to advancing innovation in our business and industry,” Honeyman added. “Today, we take this step with our community’s entrepreneurs and technology leaders as partners.”

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