Bobcat and Polaris Announce Strategic Alliance

Bobcat Co. and Polaris Industries, Inc. announced a long-term strategic alliance, which will include co-development of work vehicles, supply of highly differentiated work vehicles and technology sharing, with a planned launch by the second half of 2010.

Polaris will manufacture and sell highly differentiated work vehicles to Bobcat for sale through its dealer network.

Red Wing Software Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Red Wing Software, Inc., a developer of payroll and accounting software, is celebrating 30 years. Since entering the agriculture accounting software market in 1979, Red Wing Software has evolved into a multi-faceted company serving a wide variety of business types; including farming operations, retail stores, manufacturing facilities, municipalities and more.

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Maruyama Hires New Technical Sales Support Manager

Maruyama has appointed Jay Larsen as its new technical sales support manager. Larsen was previously with Shindaiwa, Inc., where he held the position of technical services representative for 11 years; in 2001, he was promoted to marketing manager for North America. Prior to Shindaiwa, Larsen worked for Oregon Cutting Systems as a performance analysis technician. He is a graduate of Clatsop College.

Montana Tractor to Move Its Operations to North Carolina

Montana Tractors has announced that it will be moving its operations from Arkansas to Tarboro, N.C. The company plans to move all production, service, parts and logistical assets to Tarboro no later than July 30. The move will mean new jobs in Tarboro. Some employees will be offered the opportunity to relocate.

The company will assemble tractors and continue producing front-end loaders and backhoes.