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Ellens Equipment Prepares for the Future

Determined to see the business continue for the benefit of both the customers and employees, Don Ellens, owner of Ellens Equipment, unveils his succession plan. Having seen the driving force Luke Ellens has been within the company, Don has already begun the process of transitioning ownership of the business over to his son.
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Diversifying the Business with Construction

Don Ellens, owner of Ellens Equipment, remarks on the decision to expand his dealership to include Bobcat equipment. The move to diversify came with its own challenges, such as finding the right salesmen, however Ellens found that when the dairy market dipped down, their new construction market had grown drastically allowing the dealership to flourish in an otherwise difficult time.
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Improving Efficiency & Costs in the Parts & Service Departments

As Ellens Equipment — Farm Equipment’s 2017 Dealership of the Year in the under $75 million in revenues category — has grown in recent years, it became clear changes in the service and parts departments were needed to help improve efficiency, reduce costs and ultimately improve the dealership’s absorption rate.


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Dealership of the Year 2017: Ellens Equipment, McBain, Mich.

What do you get when the son of the local New Holland dealer marries the daughter of the local Case IH dealer? While this sounds like the start to a bad joke, it’s actually the foundation of the Ellens Equipment ownership team, a couple who knows a thing or two about running a successful dealership and who treats the business like another one of their children (including knowing when it’s time to let them spread their wings).
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