RDO Equipment Co.'s location in Grand Forks, following a donation to the Altru Cancer Center, was recently featured in a newsletter for the the city's hospital, Altru Health System:

"RDO Equipment Co. has come a long way since its founding in Casselton, N.D. in 1968. Since then, the family-owned and operated business has grown to more than fifty locations in nine states across the country. Even more impressive is the company's dedication to the communities it serves," the article says.

"Each RDO Equipment Co. location has a budget specifically reserved for community involvement. In 2009, the employees of RDO Equipment Co. in Grand Forks selected Altru Cancer Center as the recipient of a $1,000 contribution.

"We believe in being good corporate citizens," stated Roni Lillehaugen, General Manager of RDO Equipment Co. in Grand Forks. "The community is a stakeholder in our company, and we make it a point to support the communities in which we do business."

"RDO Equipment Co.'s gift will support education, diagnostic and treatment programs and services provided to Altru Cancer Center patients and their family members.

"RDO Equipment Co. employees selected several other worthy causes including American Red Cross, East Grand Forks Food Shelf and Community Violence and Intervention Center. Lillehaugen added, "Our employees believe in helping to improve the quality of life for those in need where and when we can."