August Business News: American Augers, Godwin Pumps, Caterpillar and more

August 2009 Vol. 64 No. 8

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John Deere
John Deere has posted the latest video on www.skidsteersmackdown.com, which depicts real-life contractors using competitor units to challenge a Deere compact track loader (CTL) in a “Power Lift” competition.

The Power Lift, part of Episode Two’s “Battle in Bowling Green,” was filmed live in front of 1,000 fans during The Ultimate Skid Steer Smackdown’s Season Two “Prove It Tour.”

Deere is taking these unique head-to-head battles on the road to visit job sites, tradeshow lots and dealerships throughout the country, testing the skills of on-the-job skid steer operators in various events inspired by the tasks and conditions real operators face.

For the Power Lift event, contractors had to use brands of CTLs from the same size class to lift a heavy concrete block above a bar positioned four feet in the air – without the tracks coming off the ground.

New episodes involving Deere skid steers and compact track loaders, and their competitors, will be posted on the site as the “Prove It Tour” rolls on. View all the action at www.skidsteersmackdown.com.

Midwest Mole
Midwest Mole Inc. is ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” in the small- to medium-sized companies.

Companies setting the standard with their workplace practices were honored May 5, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom as the Indiana Chamber unveiled rankings for the 70 companies from throughout the state that made the 2009 Best Places to Work in Indiana list.

The 2009 Best Places honors the top companies in the state, as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Winners were selected from two categories: small- to medium-sized companies of between 25 and 249 employees, and large-sized companies consisting of 250 or more employees. All companies that participated in the 2009 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs. 800.274-MOLE, www.midwestmole.com