Items Tagged with 'Western Equipment Dealers Assn.'



Inaugural Farm Equipment Hall of Fame Class of 2024: Derek Stimson, Rocky Mountain Equipment

Rocky Mountain Equipment Calgary, Alta Primary Lines: Case IH, New Holland, Bourgault, Degelman, Krone, MacDon, Vaderstad, Unverferth Locations: 43
Derek Stimson got his first taste of dealership life at the age of 14 when working as a service technician at his father’s dealership, Hi-Way Service. By the time he was 18, Stimson was attending Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, while also working full-time at the Taber, Alta., dealership.
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Cost of Doing Business

Dealer Financials Holding Steady

Dealers responding to the latest Cost of Doing Business survey reported improvements in their aftermarket business, but struggled to improve their profits and revenues.
According to the results of the 2020 Cost of Doing Business study from the Western Equipment Dealers Assn., dealers are doing well according to several key financial metrics, including increased aftermarket gross margins and increased revenue per employee.
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Investing in Turbulent Times [Webinar]

The coronavirus pandemic certainly dominates the news cycle, but investors are seeking to understand how the upcoming election might impact the market and their investments. In this webinar, David B. Wentz examines the market returns during election years, performance under different political administrations, provide perspectives on why we observe these results and advice on how investors can stay on track. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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Generating Cash Part 3: Billing Efficiency & Warranty Losses in the Service Department

Trent Hummel, a consultant and trainer with the Western Equipment Dealers Assn.’s Dealer Institute recently gave a webinar for Farm Equipment where he explained how dealers should be taking down credit card numbers ahead of time, when to get OEMs to help pay for warranty losses and how to increase billing efficiency.
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Special Report: Growing the Workforce

The Processes & Challenges of Hiring International Ag Technicians

Brent Bazin, corporate service manager at Young’s Equipment, shared the dealership’s history with international recruitment and why they see it as a valuable option when looking for new employees.
A talented technician cannot be found overnight. When there are not enough near your dealership looking for work, you need to come up with a new strategy to bring in a good technician.
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