BROOKFIELD, WIS. — July 29— Agri-Service based in Twin Falls, Idaho, has been selected as the 2014 “Best-in-Class Farm Equipment Dealership” by Farm Equipment magazine.
Farm Equipment presents its “Dealership of the Year” awards annually to farm equipment dealerships in two categories: one for those with a large, multi-store operation and one for those with a small-store operation.
Agri-Service, which is a 10-store retailer of AGCO equipment along with several shortline brands in Idaho and Utah, earned the distinction this year in the Large, Multi-Store Operation category not only for its outstanding financial and operational results, but also its attention to customer care, employee development and community involvement.
Nearly 100 dealerships were nominated for this year’s award.
The dealership was chosen for the award by a panel of renowned farm equipment experts. In their selection of Agri-Service, the judges noted the dealership’s dollars generated per employee was the highest for all nominees in the Large, Multi-Store Operation category.
Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year judging panel included Dr. W. David Downey, director, Center for Agricultural Business, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Ind.; David L. Kahler, retired CEO of the Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Assn., Dublin, Ohio; and Charles Glass, president, Glass Management Group, Arlington, Texas.
Agri-Service was founded in 1990 and recently was acquired by The Terteling Company to gain long-term capital strength. “We’ve made significant facility improvements of $4 million and investment in rolling stock (service trucks) of $2 million in the last 3 years,” says salesperson Carl Judy. “We’re making progress on high horsepower wheeled tractors with 3-year market share growth of 200%.”
Farm Equipment magazine profiles the winners of its Dealerships of the Year in its July/August 2014 edition. The complete article can be seen at www.farm-equipment.com.
Farm Equipment magazine, based in Brookfield, Wis., serves more than 12,000 farm equipment dealers, wholesalers and distributors throughout North America. It is also the publisher of Rural Lifestyle Dealer, Ag Equipment Intelligence, Precision Farming Dealer No-Till Farmer and the Conservation Tillage Guide.