Business Roundup: Cat dealer moves to $20M HQ; IronPlanet buyers get Ritchie Bros. financing; Vermeer MidSouth celebrates 30th year; AED diesel technician certification

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Kansas Cat dealer moving to new $20M headquarters

Caterpillar dealer Foley Equipment Co. is moving to its expanded Wichita, Kansas, headquarters, according to the Wichita Business Journal.

The company is relocating its departments and personnel to the more than $20 million headquarters, which includes 160,000 square feet across two buildings, the Journal reports. The new buildings are beside the current headquarters.

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IronPlanet buyers now have access to Ritchie Bros. financing

Auction giant Ritchie Bros. says its financial services are now available to customers of IronPlanet, which Ritchie bought this year.

IronPlanet’s customer base can now access LeaseFlex and PurchaseFlex financing, which Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (RBFS) says offer more flexibility and convenience compared to traditional bank financing.

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Vermeer MidSouth celebrates 30-year anniversary

Marking 30 years in the business, Vermeer MidSouth is celebrating its growth from eight employees at the start to more than 60 employees today.

Founded with two stores in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi, the company now has five branches with dealerships in four states: Mississippi, Arkansas, Western Tennessee, and Northern Louisiana.

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AED offers new diesel technician certification

If you know your way around a heavy equipment shop and want to polish you resume a bit, the AED Foundation announced the availability of their new Diesel Equipment Technician Certification.

The certification covers six core areas: diesel engines, hydraulics, hydrostatics, electric and electronics, power trains, air conditioning and heating, and safety and administration. To qualify for the certification, applicants must pass a 160-question assessment test with a score of 70 percent or greater.

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