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Meet Brad Turnbow, Customer Care Manager at Kenney Machinery

As part of our mission to maintain our reputation as the gold standard in the professional turf equipment industry in our region, Kenney Machinery has recently hired a new Customer Care Manager. His name is Brad Turnbow, and his duties will include supervising the parts and services department, responding to web inquiries from customers, and following up with customers whenever a problem occurs to make sure it was handled to their satisfaction. Since just about all of our customers will have some interaction with Brad at some point, we thought we’d introduce him to you via an interview with the
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Toro Acquires Manufacturer of Z-Spray Spreaders & Sprayers

Great news for Kenney Machinery customers!  Toro recently announced that it has acquired L.T. Rich Products, a leading manufacturer of commercial zero-turn spreader/sprayers, aerators and snow and ice management equipment.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. L.T. Rich Products is known for its industry-leading Z-Spray line of stand-on spreader/sprayers for landscape contractors and grounds professionals.  With five models designed to tackle properties of all sizes, these high-capacity, zero-turn machines are built for productivity, durability and precise application. Other products include the Z-Plug stand-on aerator that is designed to convert to a slicer/seeder, snow plow or dethatching rake, and the
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Special Offer on Toro Belts

Cracked or fraying belts on your turf equipment are soon to be broken belts, and when belts break that means downtime for your equipment. Why not nip any potential problems in the bud before the busy season starts, and replace those aging belts now? As added incentive to take action, Kenney Machinery is offering 15% off when you purchase three or more Toro belts with the same part number in February.   Be proactive and contact us today to place your order and maximize uptime!
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Kenney Machinery and RPM Machinery Employees Get Trained on New Equipment Options

Now that Kenney Machinery has formally finalized and announced our new partnership with RPM Machinery, both companies are training the respective sales staff on the new equipment that they have to offer their customers. Last week, the RPM Machinery sales staff visited our Indianapolis headquarters for a field service training session with Toro and Kenney Machinery technicians.  In the meantime, Kenney Machinery’s sales staff made a trip to the RPM Machinery location in Lebanon, Indiana to get trained on all of the CASE Construction equipment that will now be available to our customers for rental. The list of rental equipment
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Kenney Machinery Formally Announces Strategic Alliance with CASE Construction Equipment Dealer

In order to provide their Midwest customers with access to a wider variety of products, two of the region’s top equipment distributors—Kenney Machinery and RPM Machinery–have announced a formal strategic alliance starting in 2018. The alliance will bring together two companies with complimentary products that have a well-earned reputation as leaders in their respective industries. Kenney Machinery has provided professional turf maintenance equipment to municipalities, schools, sports fields, and golf courses throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan for over a century, and has been a distributor for the Toro Company since 1939. RPM Machinery is a top supplier of CASE construction
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Kenney Machinery Customer Wins Golf Course of the Year Award

Congratulations to Swan Lake Resort, a Kenney Machinery customer, for winning the 2018 Golf Course of the Year award from the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association. The criteria for winning the award includes exceptional quality of course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, and outstanding contribution to the community, and Swan Lake certainly qualifies in all those categories. As a winner of the award for the state of Indiana, Swan Lake is eligible to win the NGCOA Golf Course of the Year designation. They are currently one of the top four candidates, so wish them luck!
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Kenney Machinery Creates New Award in Honor of Longtime Sales Representative Merle Yockey

In order to recognize employees who go above and beyond the call of duty and make a significant impact in both the company and the turf equipment industry in the region, Kenney Machinery has created the Merle Yockey Award, named in honor of a longtime sales representative with the company.  Merle also became the first recipient of the award at the company’s annual meeting on November 17th. The award will be given to employees of Kenney Machinery who have been with the company at least ten years, consistently achieve their goals while persevering in the face of adversity, and are
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October Toro Genuine Parts Promotion

Kenney Machinery is pleased to announce our October Toro Genuine Parts Promotion!  For the month of October 2017, customers can: Receive 5% parts credit for every $500+ they order in Toro Performance Parts Receive 10% parts credit for every $1,000 they order in Toro Performance Parts Receive FREE freight/handling and January 10, 2018 terms for every order over $500 This is a great time to plan ahead and order the parts you’ll need for the next couple of months.  Contact us today to place your order and save money!
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Kenney Outdoor Solutions Gets Tough with New Ice Melt to Benefit Charity

In preparation for the upcoming winter season, our sister company Kenney Outdoor Solutions has partnered with a major fertilizer manufacturer to bring to market a private-label ice melt that is not only more effective than competing products but will also help raise money for cancer research. Sold under the brand name “The TOUGHEST Ice Melter”, the new product will help support the Chad Tough Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research and raising awareness about Pediatric Brain Tumors. A donation of fifty cents for every bag sold will be made to the foundation. The inspiration for creating the TOUGHEST
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Kenney Machinery Employees Make Service Trip to Mexico with Homes of Hope

Note: The following article was written by Kevin Koss, the Kenney Machinery Marketing Manager. Recently, twelve employees from Kenney Machinery Corporation (including myself) went on a service trip to Mexico to build a home for a family in need.  It was an all-around incredible experience, and I’d like to take this opportunity to share the impact it had on myself and others on the trip.   Purpose of the trip First, the back story: last year, Angie Hubble, the General Manager of Kenney Machinery, made a service trip to Mexico as part of a trueU leadership training program.  TrueU is
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