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Kenney Machinery Employees Build Peace Park with Help From Toro Dingo

Recently, two Kenney Machinery employees had the opportunity to participate in a community service project on the south side of Indianapolis as part of a leadership development program. The project, which was coordinated by trueU and ProAct Indy, involved building a peace park at the Laurelwood Community, a public housing complex operated by the Indianapolis Housing Agency.  You can learn more about Kenney Machinery’s long-term partnership with trueU by reading our previous blog articles on the subject. The participating employees were Sales and Marketing Manager Kevin Koss and Controller Jon Treadway.  In an interview with the Kenney Machinery blogging staff,
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Kenney Machinery Publishes Resource List for Turf Professionals

With the amount of information for turf professionals and the Green Industry available online these days, it can be hard to keep track of where to find the best resources. In order to help our clients discover new sources of helpful information, Kenney Machinery has published a list of the top resources for turf professionals and the green industry.  The list includes magazines, blogs, associations, trade shows, podcasts, and more.  There are over 75 resources listed, and we will continue to add more resources to the list going forward.   Click here to view the complete list. We hope you find
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Slugger Field Keeps the Grass Growing with Help From Award Winning Groundskeeper Tom Nielsen

To help promote our customers and show our appreciation to them, we occasionally put the spotlight on one of our customers and feature them on our blog, promote them on social media, and highlight them in our newsletter.  The spotlight customer for this month is Slugger Field in Kentucky, home of the Louisville Bats baseball team and Louisville City soccer team. The stadium, which opened in 2000, has a seating capacity of 13,000 with a natural grass playing surface.  However, for soccer games, artificial turf is used to cover up the clay on the baseball field, meaning soccer games are
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Advice for Local Outdoor Power Equipment Dealers From a 37-yr Industry Veteran

Here at Kenney Machinery, we’re incredibly proud of our hard-working employees whose passion for their jobs drives our success as a company.  To help our customers get to know the people who work day in and day out to make us one of the best turf equipment distributors in the region, we like to periodically put the spotlight on Kenney Machinery employees so they can share their knowledge and experience. This month we’re featuring Merle Yockey, a Kenney Machinery sales representative who works with local Toro dealers.  Merle has worked in the turf equipment industry for an incredible 37 years,
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Kenney Machinery Employees Lend a Helping Hand Around the World

The purpose statement of Kenney Machinery Corporation is “Growing People Who Grow the Green Industry”, and today we’d like to highlight two of our employees who have experienced personal growth thanks to service projects that have taken them outside both the borders of our country and their own comfort zones. As Kenney Machinery Corporation CEO Mike Kenney explained on our blog earlier this year, one of the company’s goals for 2016 is to use a partnership with the Indianapolis-based nonprofit TrueU to help employees become leaders at home, in their communities, and at work. Part of that process involves opportunities
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Kenney Machinery’s Goals for 2016

January is a time when many businesses set goals for the coming year and reflect on their accomplishments from the previous year, and so it is with Kenney Machinery. Recently, our President and CEO Mike Kenney took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about what Kenney Machinery Corporation hopes to accomplish in 2016. Here’s what Mike had to say: What are some of Kenney Machinery’s goals for 2016? Although we have several goals related to increasing sales and market share, our most important goal is about our purpose as a business, which is to help
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Kenney Machinery Employees Learn Customer Service Best Practices from French Lick PGA Pros

Earlier this season, Kenney Machinery Corporation held our annual company-wide meeting at the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana.  In addition to being a valued customer of Kenney Machinery, French Lick Resort is one of the premier destinations for golfers in the entire Midwest. With four award-winning courses, a golf academy, pro shops, and a golf learning center featuring an indoor driving range, there isn’t much that a dedicated golfer can’t find at French Lick.  The stellar reputation of the golf scene at the resort is due in no small part to the leadership of two long-time staff members—PGA Director
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