Companies in the News: Updates from Case, Kubota, Oregon Tool and more

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Case construction machines dealer ASCO Equipment Company (ASCO) opened a new 48,800 square foot facility in Little Elm, Texas to provide service, support and equipment sales and rentals for the growing Dallas-Fort Worth and Denton County metroplex.

The new facility — the largest of ASCO’s 24 locations — features an expansive 15,000-square-foot showroom for sales and rentals, a 25,000-square-foot service shop with 14 super bays, 5,700-square-foot parts storage and a 3,000-square-foot outdoor laundry area.

“The team at ASCO has built a premier construction equipment destination here in Dallas-Fort Worth that will serve as an excellent location to service the region’s explosive growth,” said Terry Dolan, Vice President – North America, Case Construction Equipment. “ASCO’s commitment to people, service and support is evident in the thought and care that went into the construction of this facility, and it is recognized as the trusted base for the sale, service and repair of new and used equipment in the region to serve.”

Kubota expands its operations in Georgia

Kubota North America plans to expand its Jefferson, Georgia operations by adding a new facility within its footprint along the Hall County Corridor in Gainesville, Georgia. In total, the company plans to invest $140 million in the construction of a new building dedicated to expanding Kubota loader production capacity primarily for the North American market. The project is expected to break ground later this year and be fully operational in 2024, which will create more than 500 manufacturing jobs.

This expansion allows Kubota to increase loader capacity to meet growing market demands, while freeing up space at the existing Jackson County facility to expand production of other attachments and equipment for tractors and construction equipment.

Oregon Tool celebrates 75 years

Oregon tool started the TREE initiativewhich focuses on four areas: training, recreation, environment and education as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations.

As part of TREE, the company continues its partnership with Tree-Nation for further reforestation, with a goal of planting 75,000 trees by 2022. Throughout the year, the company hosts its second annual RUN, WALK, BIKE event and invites team members worldwide to take action for the health of the planet.

In 1947, forest ranger Joe Cox observed the C-shaped jaws of a wood beetle larva deftly chewing through wood. This inspired his “Cox Chipper Chain,” which he invented in the basement of his Portland, Oregon home. That same year, Cox formed Oregon Saw Chain Corp. to manufacture his saw chain.

“Joe Cox wanted to improve cutting performance for his industry. His innovative and pioneering spirit led him to look to nature for a solution, and what he learned from the wood beetle provided the blueprint not only for his eponymous chain, but for every saw chain made in the last 75 years,” said Paul Tonnesen, CEO of Oregon Tool. “Joe’s efforts transformed the industry and made way for our company.”

WorkWave opens registration for the 2023 conference

WorkWave has opened registration for the year 2023 Beyond Service User Conference. The conference, scheduled for January 8-11, 2023 in Orlando, Florida, will bring together WorkWave experts and customers from its family of brands, including servant, real greenServicebot (formerly known as Lawnbot) and – for the first time – TEAM software.

“The success of last year’s inaugural Beyond Service User Conference far exceeded our expectations as we brought the WorkWave family of brands together into one exciting and inspiring event for the first time,” said David F. Giannetto, CEO of WorkWave. “We look forward to bringing this even more diverse group together again this year to make Beyond Service User Conference 2023 our best experience yet.”

The Beyond Service User Conference will feature more than 200 training sessions and thought leadership sessions, as well as customer success stories, to give users the opportunity to gain expertise on WorkWave’s portfolio of solutions so they can grow and run their businesses more efficiently.

Heritage Landscape Supply hosts benefit concert at ELEVATE

Heritage Landscape Supply Group will be hosting a benefit concert during this time RAISE. The new event for professionals in the landscape, lawn care, building design, irrigation and gardening industries will be held September 18-21 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida.

The Heritage Benefit Concert will be held September 19 at the House of Blues in Orlando and will feature performances by new 2022 American Country Music Awards winner Lainey Wilson and new Male Artist of the Year Parker McCollum.

The benefit concert is free to conference attendees from the landscaping industry and a fundraising auction will be held during the performance. The proceeds of the auction will benefit both heritage cares along with the NALP Foundation. Heritage Cares is associated with that SRS Raise the Roof Foundationdedicated to supporting organizations that serve veterans and their families, as well as organizations that address disaster relief and other local community needs.

“We are excited to be a part of the ELEVATE show and to offer both our customers and our production partners the opportunity to see these amazing artists live at our concert event,” said Chris McMurrough, COO of Heritage Landscape Supply. “Our entire Heritage family is dedicated to supporting professional contractors in the green industry and this is a fantastic opportunity to come together as a community, hear amazing live music and give back to veterans and their families.”

Jobber provides new functions

jobber announced the general availability of new features that make it easier for homeowners to directly reward their service professionals with tips and support their business by referring friends and family.

Every business owner determines when they offer their customers the option to add a tip. When enabled, the tip option will appear during the checkout process when a homeowner pays their bill online with Jobber Payments. Homeowners can choose a percentage tip or enter a custom amount.

The feature also allows managers to identify top performers by tracking which team members receive tips and how much. When tipping was offered as an option, nearly one in four homeowners choose to tip.

The referral feature allows homeowners to promote the good work of a home services company to friends and family. The “Refer a Friend” prompt is displayed to homeowners on Jobber’s online customer portal, encouraging them to share booking links via email, text message or social media. New leads are tagged in Jobber with information about the customer who referred them, allowing companies to reward customers for their endorsement.

Boss Products makes acquisition

Boss productsA division of Toro companyacquired the liquid de-icing systems from Voigt Smith Innovation (VSI), Le Center, Minnesota, a leading privately held manufacturer of liquid deicing equipment. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

As part of the acquisition, VSI employees will join the BOSS team.

“The addition of VSI products to the BOSS Snowplow portfolio strategically positions us to expand our support for snow and ice contractors to include liquid deicing equipment and free support personnel to enhance customer liquid deicing opportunities,” said Jody Christy, Vice President of BOSS Snowplow.

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