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Special Report: Transitioning to the Next Generation of Dealers

Dad Had to Leave the Building

I grew up here in Arnett. When I graduated high school and left for college, I never planned to come back. So no, there wasn't any master plan for me to take over the dealership; I wasn't sure where my career would take me. The year we were married, my ex-husband started his veterinarian degree at Oklahoma State and I started my career in Target's management program.
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Special Report: Transitioning to the Next Generation of Dealers

Succession Without Ownership

I grew up working on a farm and decided I wanted to do something in that field. I went to Blackhawk Technical College, a local college that had an agribusiness program, but I still didn't really know what I wanted to do after graduation.
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AGCO Circle of Excellence Dealers Ring Bell on NYSE

Bob Crain, senior vice president and general manager for AGCO North America, and AGCO Circle of Excellence dealers ring the closing bell at The New York Stock Exchange on March 13, 2014, in New York City. A pair of AGCO tractors were also displayed on NYSE Experience Square. (Photos Courtesy NYSE Euronext.)
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Stoltz Sales Invests in 'Shop of Dreams'

Just celebrating its first birthday, the 18,000 square foot shop at this Ontario dealer — one that hangs its hat on the aftermarket business — brought new service orders out of the woodwork.
In the very early years of the 35-year-old Stoltz Sales & Service (a three-store Ontario dealer group) General Manager Marlin Stoltz and his brothers who founded the business saw that parts and service was where all the margin exists.
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Dealership Minds: The Numbers Guy Preps Parts

Whether he's wading through thousands of old parts from the acquisition of a 50 year old dealership or is knee deep in issues that come with a manufacturers new parts ordering system, Ben Hamilton brings a calm presence to the role of parts manager at the Derby, Vt., location of Champlain Valley Equipment.
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Dealership Minds: Organized Inventory Requires Communication & Documentation

Derek Gregorek doesn't have the typical story of how he got into the dealership business. He didn't grow up on a family farm, and he didn't spend his summers in high school sweeping up the shop of a local dealership. After about 10 years working in the insurance industry, he spent the next 3 or 4 years as Mr. Mom, as he puts it.
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