Lano Equipment, Inc.

For the Lano family, and their 60 plus employees, maintaining the legacy of their business after 70 years of service to the Twin Citirs metro area is a primary objective. That legacy, that small business work ethic, where every customer, and every employee matters, is what has made Lano Equipment a top equipment dealer in the Midwest.

Matt Quinnell is just 29 years old, yet this heavy equipment operator has logged thousands of hours in excavators. The Minnesota native currently works in the family business to build artistic boulder retaining walls in the growing Minneapolis suburbs.

Lano Equipment, based in Shakopee, Minn., recently held two successful events. On April 20, Lano Equipment held its annual open house event, and on May 18, the company held its first ever Kubota Field Days event. At both events, Lano Equipment promoted its product lines and the trailer safety seminar put on by the Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division.

Lano Equipment Inc. held a customer appreciation event at its Shakopee location on April 21. The event kicked off with a MnDOT seminar during which a Minnesota state patrol commercial vehicle section representative presented new regulations and answered questions.

The Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA) will be hosting its 4th Day of the Dozers event to benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics on September 24, 2016 at the ERX Motor Park in Elk River. Last year over $30,000 was raised to sponsor an Infusion Room at the C.H.

Lano Equipment hosted a customer appreciation event at its Shakopee, Minn., location on April 15. Guests had the opportunity to get in the driver's seat of the newest models of equipment. Equipment representatives of Bobcat, Doosan, Kubota, Toro and Felling Trailers, among others, were available to answer questions about the machines.

On March 31 Rod Lano retired from family-owned-and-operated-business, Lano Equipment Inc. Hauser Lano, Rod's dad and one of the first generation owners, was on the Bobcat dealer council in the 1970s. The council consisted of the top 10 dealers in the United States to help grow the Bobcat brand.

Lano Equipment Inc. hosted an open house on March 31 at its Anoka, Minn., location. The event gave guests the opportunity to see and test the equipment including a Doosan DX140LC excavator. The event also featured door prizes including a Toro push mower, which went to Patrick Popehn, Rustic Waters LLC of Andover, Minn.

Lano’s Anoka and Loretto, Minn., open houses, on April 1 and 9 respectively, were a great success, according to the company. The open houses featured several manufacture representatives on-hand, a DOT seminar, in-store promotions, an equipment derby and a complementary lunch.

Lano Equipment held an open house and spring sale April 7 at its Anoka, Minn., location. The event featured factory reps from Kubota and Bobcat, as well as a “Bobcare” Clinic presented by Bobcat.

More than 320 people participated in Lano Equipment’s annual event on March 12, 2010. The event offered sessions on Bobcat safety and service training. Representatives, from the Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division (Anoka, Minn) spoke about the new rules and regulations for equipment transport and proper load securing methods.