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Machinery Industry News Briefs

December 17, 2011

GCO Corporation acquired Assumption, Ill.–based GSI Holdings Inc. The privately held GSI has two divisions: grain storage and protein production.

Arctic Cat marks its 50th anniversary; the company began in 1961 when Edgar Hetteen founded Polar Manufacturing in Thief River Falls, Minn.

Case IH will donate the proceeds from the auction of a one-of-a-kind skid steer nicknamed "Red Power," which features a dual chrome exhaust stack, custom wheels, tinted cab windows, custom red LED lighting and a red leather seat, to the National FFA Foundation.

Claas of America announces a special anniversary of the Claas combine, which is marking its 75th year in operation.

Dawn Equipment Company has expanded its office and manufacturing space in Sycamore, Ill., by 50% to 52,000 sq. ft.

Equipment Technologies has formed an OEM partnership with Trimble to outfit Apache sprayers with select precision agriculture components.

John Deere was an official partner with the Iowa Speedway to sponsor the Iowa John Deere Dealers 250, a NASCAR Nationwide Series race, in May. Ten Iowa John Deere dealers brought 3,000 customers to the event.

Kubota Corporation has named Yuichi "Ken" Kitao as president of Kubota Tractor Corporation, based in Torrance, Calif.

Kuhn Group acquired Krause Corporation, the tillage equipment and grain drill manufacturer based in Hutchinson, Kan.

Mahindra USA relocated its corporate headquarters, national parts distribution center and production to one facility in Houston, Texas.

New Holland celebrates its 50th anniversary of producing self-propelled forage harvesters.

Oxbo International Corp. and Ploeger Agro B.V. have merged to form Ploeger Oxbo Group, headquartered in the Netherlands.

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