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Art's Way Manufacturing: Riding a Changing Business Since 1956

Ward and Marc McConnell of Armstrong, Iowa, based shortline manufacturer Art's Way Manufacturing explore the company's origins and their differing leadership styles.
The McConnells talk about how they serve livestock industries through their company, which has grown to require 150 employees across three facilities and makes more than 20 million dollars in annual revenues. 
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Hills Inc. Continues Tradition in Red River Valley

The North Dakota-based dealership is entering its fourth generation of equipment experts.
It was 1946 when Howard Hills decided to build a shortline dealership in the heart of North Dakota’s Red River Valley. Scott Hill says his father, John, took over after and he and his two brothers (Dave and Mike), are at the helm of Hills Inc. today. A couple of Dave’s sons are working their way into the family business as its fourth generation.
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Shortline Veterans in Illinois Stands by Values into Third Generation

The second longest distributor for Art's Way also leads in equipment sales.
J.R. Harris says even after his dad had passed in 1990, the decision to keep his namesake for the family business, J.O. Harris Sales, was one that didn’t take much discussion. Today, J.R.’s son, Jay, is the third generation heading the shortline dealership in Alexander, Ill.
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How Dealers Add Shortlines

Customer requests may initiate consideration for bringing on a new shortline, but the boss will decide what’s best for his store.
Customer requests may initiate consideration for bringing on a new shortline, but the boss will decide what’s best for his store.
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