Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:13 AM
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BROOKFIELD, WIS. — July 18 — Agri-Service of Twin Falls, Idaho, has been selected as the 2012 “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 $50 million and under in annual revenues and one for dealers generating more than $50 million in annual revenues.
Agri-Service, which is a nine-store retailer of Massey Ferguson and several shortline companies, earned the distinction this year in the over $50 million category not only for its outstanding financial and operational results, but also its attention to customer care (90%+ customer satisfaction), employee development and community involvement.
Nearly 100 dealerships were nominated for the 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, “Their three year growth was very strong and a 90%+ CSI was the best of all nominations.“
Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year judging panel included Dr. W. David Downey, director, Center for Agricultural Business, Purdue University, 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 since 2010 the dealership has been employee owned. The company has a strong focus on training. “We are employee owned with a strong management team. We always try to have replacements trained for key positions,” says Clint Schnoor, chief operating officer. “We enroll employees in manufacturer training and complete internal training many times per year.”
Farm Equipment magazine profiles the winners of its Dealerships of the Year in its July/August 2012 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, No-Till Farmer and the Conservation Tillage Guide.