Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in News |

Sakai Announces Dealers of the Year

Sakai America commends top national, regional dealers
Sakai Heavy Industries, a global leader in compaction equipment, named RDO Equipment Co. as Sakai America’s Dealer of the Year. RDO Equipment, representing Sakai in central Texas, Arizona, and southern California, was chosen as recipient of the award based on metrics that include both volume and total sales. In addition to Dealer of the Year, the highest level of recognition, Sakai also awarded four regional top dealers in the Northeast, West, Midwest and Southeast.

  • Corry Kosse, RDO; Shane Brownlow, RDO; Don Jones, Sakai America; Chris Cooper, RDO; Daryl Shelton, RDO; Jim Carrell, RDO; J.R. Gilliam, RDO. Not pictured - Dennis Howard, Vice President RDO Southwest; Tory Williams, Sakai Product Specialist RDO Southwest

Upon learning of the award, RDO Vice President Daryl Shelton, said: “We are pleased to be the Sakai dealer of the year and appreciate the recognition. Sakai complements our overall product offering and has been a contributor to our rental growth and market strategy. Sakai makes reliable products that are well received by our customers who purchase and/or rent for their fleets.”

Denver Weinstiger, vice president of Sakai Sales & Product Support, said, “Sakai has had an outstanding year thanks to the hard work and personal commitment of our dealers. We strongly commend Daryl Shelton and his team in Texas and Dennis Howard and his team in the Southwest for their efforts in promoting Sakai for RDO. Sakai Dealer of the Year awards not only celebrate the remarkable successes these dealers have achieved with the Sakai product line but are also an expression of our immense gratitude for their significant contributions and the wonderful relationship we enjoy with them.”

Sakai’s Regional Dealer of the Year awards went to James River Equipment in Virginia and North Carolina, Northeast; Four Seasons Equipment of Houston, Texas, West; Stribling Equipment in Mississippi, Midwest; and Great Southern Equipment covering Florida, Southeast.

Weinstiger said, “We at Sakai appreciate the dedication these dealers have shown to the sale and support of the Sakai product line. We look forward to many years of continuing success together.”

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Since its inception in 1918, Sakai has grown to become a global leader in compaction equipment producing more than 4,000 vibratory compactors each year. Sakai has manufacturing facilities in four countries with sales and product support representing 110 countries worldwide.

Founded in 1976, Sakai America serves its customers through a strong dealer network across North America, supported by its manufacturing facilities and product support headquarters in Adairsville, Georgia. As a result of its dedication to quality, Sakai owns one of the strongest service records across America today.

Sakai America produces and supports high-force vibratory soil compactors and high-frequency vibratory asphalt rollers to the highest standards in the industry.

More information about Sakai America, as well as its complete line of compaction equipment may be found by visiting