A news article came across my desk last week. I know, that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but the subject of the article was very close to the heart of a Ventrac employee, Eric Fodor. Our local newspaper wrote the story about Eric’s sister, Alyssa Fodor. Alyssa and Eric experienced the tragic loss of their grandfather several years ago due to a tractor rollover accident. As I read through the text of this article, I thought it was very thought provoking and was something that needed to be shared with our readers. Maybe you have had a similar experience as the Fodor family, and even if you have not, hopefully we can help Alyssa in her quest to take a horrible accident and give it a higher purpose. She now makes it her passion and mission to develop programs to make sure tractors are equipped with ROPS (rollover protective structures) in hopes that other families may avoid the pain her family went through. Continue Reading
Our dealers are a highly valued part of our company. We would like to recognize one of our newest dealers in the blog this week. Clinton Tractor and Implement of Clinton, New York is now a proud dealer of Ventrac! Owned by the Calidonna family, Clinton Tractor has been a family-owned and family-run business for over 50 years.
THIS JUST IN! The newest video is out that sets the standard on sidewalk snow! Up now on YouTube is a fun clip on a serious problem contractors encounter every winter, but it shows how capable Ventrac is when it comes to clearing sidewalks. Ventrac is definitely setting the standard! Great work from the Ventrac video crew!
Last week, we had the pleasure of a visit to our facilities from a leader in the snow industry. Why is this exciting? And why write about it? Because this is really BIG. Those of you in the snow industry will recognize him as the foremost snow and ice industry consultant in the country today, with 35+ years experience – the one and only, Mr. John Allin.
We have all seen the capabilities of Ventrac equipment, but when you see a Ventrac being used at one of the top golf courses in the country, it brings chills down the spine! Back in September, a few of us from Ventrac were granted an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of the Pete Dye Course at French Lick. We were welcomed by an amazing grounds crew that showed us how they used Ventrac and how it handles on a course of this caliber.
On December 15, 2010, Ventrac by Venture Product Inc. accepted the Outstanding Business Partner Award from the Wayne County Schools Career Center (WCSCC). The Career Center is a technical school open to high school juniors and seniors located approximately 7 miles from the Ventrac Plant 2 manufacturing plant.
If you are a lawn care specialist, professional landscaper, architect, designer or contractor, you don’t want to miss one of North America’s largest horticultural, lawn and garden trade shows and conference. Landscape Ontario Congress is Canada’s largest green industry event for landscape professionals. Come out to see Ventrac on display!
This past Monday, Ventrac Salesperson, Trevor Ryan was unwinding in his hotel room. Monday Night Football was on TV, but Trevor was distracted by e-mails and other business he was attending to. The Minnesota Vikings were playing the New York Giants and the game had been moved from Minneapolis to Detroit after the Metrodome roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. During a break in the action, the TV announcers cut to a shot of the 17-inches of snow that had fallen in Minneapolis, and this shot caught Trevor’s attention:
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Ventrac is proud of its employees and what they contribute to the company on a daily basis. And when their talents reach out globally beyond the company, we like to recognize their achievements. Earlier this year, Production Development Engineer, Roscoe Lehman, designed a 3D image of the Ventrac MJ840 contour deck and entered his creation in the 2011 Siemens PLM Software Global Image Program Contest. Roscoe’s masterpiece was chosen as one of the best winning images to be highlighted in their 2011 Calendar!
We love to hear from our customers! And we love to see Ventrac popping up in some of the most unusual places across the country. In Duluth, Minnesota, the Aerostich company mailed out their annual holiday supplement and what can you find on the front cover? A happy customer with his Ventrac! Just today, we got a great email from this customer who wanted to share his story with us.