Companies in the News: Updates from Bobcat, Exmark, StoneLoads and more

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The site of Bobcat’s new assembly plant in Rogers, Minnesota. The company expects the new operation to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2022. (Photo: Bobcat)

Lynx announced plans for a new assembly plant in Rogers, Minnesota. Additionally, the company plans to add more than 100 new full-time positions to the site in 2022.

“This investment further demonstrates our commitment to our presence in Minnesota while supporting the growth we are seeing in the market,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “We are committed to continuing to build our capabilities and equipment product lines to empower our customers, and this new location will be an important part of that success.

Bobcat expects the new operation to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2022. The facility will provide assembly space, shipping and receiving docks, employee parking, a break room, offices and meeting rooms.

Exmark launches new e-commerce platform

Exmark launches its new Local e-commerce store online sales platform for original Exmark parts and accessories. The platform allows Exmark owners to search and purchase the parts and accessories they need online, with delivery to their doorstep or to a service store.

“There are times when a customer needs a part as quickly as possible to avoid downtime, so having a dealer nearby who stocks parts on their shelf is critical,” said the Exmark’s chief marketing officer, Jamie Briggs. “Other times, having the convenience of ordering parts online saves the customer time driving or waiting at the parts counter at the dealership.”

StoneLoads Announces Online Natural Stone Marketplace

stone fillers launched its online marketplace for natural stones. Using the platform, natural stone quarries and fabricators across the United States can list truckloads of products for purchase by landscape supply yards nationwide.

“One of the biggest challenges the natural stone industry has faced in years is the lack of transparency around product availability,” said Patrick Wells, CEO of StoneLoads. “StoneLoads provides this remedy. Now quarries and manufacturers can list their products online for a nationwide audience of landscaping jobsites looking for those exact materials.

In development for over a year, StoneLoads recently completed beta testing and is now ready to add to its user roster of buyers and sellers from coast to coast.

Bartlett celebrates Arbor Day

As part of its Arbor Day celebration, Bartlett Tree Experts has distributed more than 30,000 tree seedlings to communities across the United States through the Bartlett Legacy Tree Program, which has distributed more than 515,000 tree seedlings since its inception in 2014.

The Legacy Tree Program, celebrating its eighth anniversary, was created by Bartlett Tree Experts to support tree planting and stewardship in local communities through the annual distribution of seedlings to schools, events and in as part of reforestation efforts.

In the first half of this year, more than 60,000 trees are being distributed by Bartlett Tree Experts employees through the program. The majority of these seedlings are distributed or planted in the spring, primarily as part of Arbor Day and Earth Day festivities, events and activities at various locations.

“Our Legacy Tree program is about bringing trees and people together. It’s gratifying to see this program achieve this every year,” said Patrick Franklin, who manages the program. “Each of our tree reps is encouraged to distribute at least 100 seedlings each year, and many are so enthusiastic about the mission that they go well beyond that number. It’s a great way for Bartlett Tree Experts to make a difference while giving back to our communities and improving the environment.

Altoz inaugurates a new facility

Altoz recently broke ground on its new 75,000 square foot facility, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. This is the first phase of a multi-phase expansion project in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, which will brings the combined building space to over 412,500 square feet between Red Lake Falls and Greenbush, Minnesota.

The over $12 million expansion project will increase capacity and improve operational efficiency. The new manufacturing facility will house metal fabrication equipment including an automated fiber laser cutting system, turret punch presses, press brakes, robotic welders, an automated powder coating paint system, a assembly and distribution.

Yanmar launches a new website

Yanmar compact equipment launched a new website dedicated to its ranges of compact equipment. New features add more usability to the site. Yanmar said it was new creation and pricing tool allows users to customize a machine with the most interesting configurations. Customers can then submit the configuration and be contacted by a reseller with a quote.

Verizon Connect Reveal migrates to AWS

Verizon Login recently migrated Verizon Connect reveal, a complete fleet management software platform, entirely in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Verizon Connect, now entirely on AWS, uses AWS’ Multiple Availability Zone (AZ) architecture for secure, scalable, and reliable solutions and enables continued growth for Verizon Connect.

“With Verizon Connect Reveal on AWS, we will be able to accelerate development, which will enable us to transform our platform,” said Nick Power, CTO of Verizon Connect. “AWS allows us to get to market faster and deliver better customer experiences, strengthening our position as the leading provider of fleet management software worldwide.”

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