NAEDA Newsletter
Saturday, November 01, 2014 Helping Dealers Succeed!
South Wing Lobby is new location for NAEDA’s exhibit booth at GIE+EXPO 2014
The Dealer Resource Pavilion, co-sponsored by NAEDA, has a new location this year - in the South Wing Lobby.  This is where you will attend Bob Clements' free management classes, check in for tech training and meet your key suppliers.
Industry & Manufacturing News
The Toro Company to Acquire BOSS® Professional Snow and Ice Management Business

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2014-- The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the BOSS® professional snow and ice management business of privately-held Northern Star Industries, Inc. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and currently is expected to close during Toro’s fiscal 2015 first quarter.  Read More...

Kubota to expand headquarters in northeast Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — State officials say Kubota Manufacturing of America plans to expand its headquarters in the Gainesville area, creating an additional 650 jobs.  Read More...

Branson Tractors teams up in the fight against breast cancer

Dwight Thomas from Efland, North Carolina is the proud winner of the Branson Pink 2400 model tractor with a loader.  The drawing took place at the recent Sunbelt Show in Moultrie, Georgia.  The proceeds from this year-long promotion by Branson Tractors headquartered in Rome, Georgia will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).  Read More...

Kubota to introduce mid-range tractor line

Commercial livestock producers have, for longer than they care to recall, felt like the stepchild in the tractor world. Bigger machines designed to handle bigger hunks of real estate seem to have dominated the market, leaving many stockmen searching.

Kubota aims to change that with the introduction of M7-Series tractor line, three new mid-range tractors in the 130 to 170 horsepower range. This is the largest horsepower offering for Kubota in its tractor line-up to date.  Read More...

Mow Down Breast Cancer

Bush Hog culminated it’s 2014 “Mow Down Breast Cancer” fund raiser campaign at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie Georgia by giving away a specially built “Pink Zero Turn”.   Howard Tunner from Monroe Georgia,  was the lucky winner of the Bush Hog ES2052 zero turn.  Read More...

Caterpillar Inc. announces leadership changes

Major changes in the executive office at Caterpillar Inc. were announced Friday, October 10. Three executives with more than 110 years of experience, collectively, at the company announced their retirements while new appointments established a new leadership order at Caterpillar.  Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News
Canada warns U.S. to repeal COOL or face consequences

Canada is gearing up to retaliate against the United States after its third victory in the ongoing country-of-origin labelling dispute.  Read More...

"Passive" Investors freed from CRP Tax

In a blow to the IRS, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 10 that Conservation Reserve Program payments to a non-farmer are rents from real estate and are not subject to self-employment tax.  Read More...

Budget deficit falls to $483B, a six-year low

The federal budget deficit fell in fiscal 2014 to the lowest level since 2008, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday, October 15.  Read More...

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NAEDA, Association & Program Partner News
NAEDA extends sympathy to the Harry L. Rawley family

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of NAEDA Past Chairman (1990) Harry Rawley, of Bridgewater, Virginia.  He was a proud dealer and loved the industry.  Please keep Reba and the entire Rawley family in your thoughts and prayers. Below is a link to the obituary.  

Consider a contribution to NAEDA's Equipment Dealers Foundation

NAEDA’s Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF) was created to provide grants to meet the industry’s need for training resources, career advancements and scholarships.  Through the years, the EDF has expanded its efforts to help dealership employees affected by natural disasters.  Moving forward, your support is needed for research, grants and scholarships to continue to enhance our industry.  Read More...

Tip of the Month


Tip of the Month:  What Should Never be included in Personnel Files?

The confidentiality of personnel files is of great importance. Personnel files must be stored in a locked, fire-proof file cabinet in a locked location that is only available to Human Resources staff. While most documents are kept within personnel files, confidential information, I-9 Employment Verification forms, and medical/leave records must be kept in folders or binders that are separate from personnel files.

Confidential information refers to any documents that include:
  • Date of birth
  • Medical information
  • Marital status
  • Religious beliefs
  • Social security information

Do you have questions about what else should be included in personnel files? Contact

NAEDA Board Approves Changes To Committee and Council Structures
Expanded opportunities for members to provide guidance on key issues.

At its recent meeting in St. Louis, the NAEDA Board of Directors approved sweeping changes to the structure of the association’s committees and councils. The changes are intended to encourage greater participation at the national level and offer enhanced opportunity for members to provide input on policies, strategies and key issues fundamental to their success.  Read More...

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