Industry Expertise

Great Northern Equipment is a prominent leader in the manufacturing and distribution of power equipment. Our success is fostered through active engagement within key industry organizations and associations. We are dedicated to achieving excellence and are continually motivated by the recognition and honors bestowed upon us by our customers and peers within the industry.


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GNE is an active member of ARA (American Rental Association). We have national award-winning representation on the ARA board of directors for Region Six and participate in the planning and execution of state chapter events. It is very rewarding and educational to be working alongside great leaders of our region within the rental industry.


GNE is an Associate member of STAFDA (Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association). STAFDA represents the best companies and leaders in the construction/industrial supply chain. GNE is proud to be associated with the largest collection of industrial and hardware construction companies (retailers) in the country.

Awards and Recognitions

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Honda Environmental Leadership Award
Mutli-Year Recipient
2017, 2021, 2022

The Honda Environmental Leadership Program is a voluntary program designed to help Honda distributors realize both operational cost savings and recognition as environmental leaders in their community. Great Northern Equipment Distributing, Inc. has implemented noteworthy energy and environmental best practices in our facilities which has now been recognized as deserving of the Silver Environmental Leadership Program award.

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Do it Best Award
Mutli-Year Recipient
2017, 2021, 2022

Great Northern Equipment is a proud recipient of the 2022 Do it Best- Rental Vendor of the Year Award. Our outstanding customer service and a large selection of in-stock inventory set us apart from industry competitors and allow us to be recognized as the top tier of all Do it Best Rental Vendors.

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Rental Association's Leadership Impact Award

Great Northern Equipment's National Account Manager, Joshua Swanson, was presented with the 2022 Rental Association's (ARA) Leadership Impact Award for Region Six at the 2023 ARA Show. The award recognizes individuals whose leadership benefited their state and local association and its members over the past year.