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Acquisition Journal
Special Report: After the Ink Dries

One Dealership’s ‘Acquisition Journal’

New manager Davin Peterson recalls the first few months following an acquisition — in which he was getting to know both parties.
Davin Peterson joined California-based Kern Machinery Inc. (KMI) in April 2015 in advance of the acquisition of Hollingsworth Inc., a 3-store John Deere dealer group with stores in Ontario and Burns, Ore., and Weiser, Idaho, that would be renamed Camp Equipment.
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Dealership Minds

Cultivating Supplier Relationships to Build Customer Loyalty

“I miss cotton,” says Larry Sitzman. “We really enjoyed serving the cotton industry for a lot of years.” But today, cotton, which was once called “white gold,” has become insignificant in California’s Central Valley, one of the most diverse agricultural regions in the U.S., if not the world. Kern Machinery, where Sitzman is the general sales manager, hasn’t sold a cotton picker in more than 10 years.
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Dealership Minds 2016: Kern Machinery

Opportunities for a Rental Equipment Program

The nature of the high-use equipment Kern Machinery sells means they do very little used equipment trading. Instead, the dealership creates their own used equipment through a rental program. Larry Sitzman, general sales manager for Kern Machinery in Bakersfield, Calif., explains how the rental program works. The 54-part 2016 Farm Equipment Dealership Minds video series is sponsored by Charter Software.
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Dealership Minds 2016: Kern Machinery

Fostering Relationships with Shortline Equipment Manufacturers

The relationships Kern Machinery has developed with their stable of shortline equipment manufacturers are extremely important to the dealership's success. Larry Sitzman, general sales manager for Kern Machinery in Bakersfield, Calif., talks about those relationships. The 54-part 2016 Farm Equipment Dealership Minds video series is sponsored by Charter Software.
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