Fresh Cuts of Green Industry News Feb. 21

Takeuchi Launches New Attachment Program

Doosan Bobcat North America Headquarters Exterior Entrance
Bobcat Company

Bobcat Headquarters Receives LEED Gold Certification

Doosan Bobcat North America was awarded LEED Gold certification for the remodel and expansion of its corporate headquarters building located at 250 East Beaton Drive in West Fargo, North Dakota. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.

"As a leader in the industry with high standards for quality and innovation, we are extremely proud to receive LEED Gold certification and have our headquarters reflect those values,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “Our goal is to provide a space that operates sustainably and supports our employees with a healthy and inspiring workplace.”

Achieving the gold certification, the second highest rating available, makes the Doosan Bobcat facility one of 12 structures in the state of North Dakota to achieve LEED Gold and the second Doosan Bobcat building in the state to earn LEED recognition.

In 2017, Doosan Bobcat completed the $9.5 million expansion and remodeling of its North America headquarters, which was originally built in 2000. The most recent project doubled the square footage of the office building to 110,000 square feet and included multiple upgrades to geothermal HVAC, green power renewable energy, walking paths and much more

“We continue to make investments in our people and facilities,” Ballweber said. “This award represents our commitment to serve as a community partner and manage our environmental footprint where our employees, dealers and customers live and work.”

Takeuchi Launches New Attachment ProgramTb370 Mulching Head2

Takeuchi-US has launched the Takeuchi Attachment Program, which offers a full line of Takeuchi-branded attachments for each of the manufacturer’s product lines.

Attachments will be offered in five categories: Land and Vegetation Management, Construction Management, Agriculture Management, Snow Removal and Brooms. Combined, Takeuchi will be offering nearly 40 different attachment families available, from buckets to forestry mulchers to snow blades and everything in between. The company says many of the attachments come in various models and sizes for the customized solution for nearly any machine application.

Also, Takeuchi’s full-featured attachments offer standard configurations, including bolt-on cutting edges, connect-under-pressure quick couplers, heavy-duty cylinders and optimized controls.

To learn more about the Takeuchi Attachment Program, visit

Service Autopilot Announces New Email Integration Feature

Service Autopilot has announced its new Email Integration feature, which removes the gap between emails and Service Autopilot accounts by integrating Gmail and Outlook emails into the SA platform.

With the new email integration, businesses will save time by eliminating the need for double data entry. After owners begin forwarding their Gmail or Outlook emails into SA, client emails will be instantly accessible within the Service Autopilot platform and be automatically logged as a “ticket” under the client’s account.

Emails will be easily and instantly searchable using the tickets list. It’ll be easier than ever to organize client emails and speed up the sales funnel.

Service Autopilot users can sign up for the new feature by simply logging into their Service Autopilot account and add Email Integration to their membership from the integrations page.

Mecalac Expands North American Network

Mecalac recently announced the addition of five North American dealers to its network in 2020. The new dealers (Wood’s CRW Corporation in central Pennsylvania; Hall Equipment in Illinois; Trekker Group in Florida; California-based Scott Equipment; and Gear Equipment in Canada) expand Mecalac’s coverage across the eastern U.S., as well as provide a toehold for the company on the West Coast and in several key Canadian markets. These partnerships increase access and customer support for existing Mecalac customers and help bring the company’s lineup to new regions across the U.S., Canada and Latin America.Mecalac DealersMecalac

“As a relatively new player in the North American market, we’re working hard to make a lasting first impression,” said Peter Bigwood, general manager for Mecalac North America. “We believe in the game-changing productivity of our machines. Our dealers do, too. Together, we’ll help every contractor in North America recognize the extraordinary versatility Mecalac machines provide. We’re excited about our growing North American network and look forward to increasing access to Mecalac products and services across the continent.”

Consumers Have More Choices with Release of Final Specs

With the release of the EPA WaterSense Specification for Soil Moisture-Based Irrigation Controllers, consumers will now have more choices than ever for WaterSense-labeled irrigation technologies available on the market.

Soil moisture-based irrigation controllers now join weather-based controllers, spray sprinkler bodies and professional certifications in the WaterSense portfolio of labeled irrigation technologies and programs. Like weather-based irrigation controllers, WaterSense-labeled soil moisture sensors can be stand-alone controllers or “add-on” or “plug-in” devices that can be used in tandem with an existing controller to help it water more efficiently.

“We thank WaterSense for their leadership in spearheading the development of this specification,” said John Farner, Irrigation Association’s industry development director. “Soil moisture sensors are an effective tool to ensure that water is being used efficiently, while promoting plant health.”