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Two of Indiana's most successful Case IH dealers uniting to become one company

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Bane Equipment and North Central Agri-Power have combined forces to become one company called Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC. The new partnership will ensure that Bane-Welker customers will experience the very best the brand has to offer.

Separately the two companies, Bane Equipment and North Central Agri-Power, both provided customers with superior service and product offerings. Bane Equipment had an impressive 46-year history of providing for customers in Crawfordsville, Wingate, Lebanon, Remington, Pendleton and Terre Haute. North Central Agri-Power boasted a 42-year history and served the Plymouth and Winamac markets in Northern Indiana.

The founders of Bane-Welker have deep roots in the communities they serve and are committed to the success of their customers.

"This is very exciting news," stated Phil Bane, Chief Executive Officer of the new Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC. "As farmers across the country consolidate, equipment dealers must expand their customer bases. That can be a challenge for many, but we've found a way to make it work for everyone."

"Consolidating our efforts allows for a broader base of parts, service and whole goods. And it allows all of us to continue doing what we love to do, serve our customers."

The move came about not only because of a need to evolve in the marketplace, but also because of a commitment to bring customers the very best in parts, sales and service. Both companies independently have always provided great customer service. Now that they have combined, the main goal every day is to achieve 100 percent customer satisfaction. And that's not just lip service; Bane-Welker really means it.

"We care about our customers because we live in the same communities. We farm too," stated Norm Welker, Chief Operating Officer of Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC. "We have a true understanding of the needs and the challenges of our customers because we have experienced it too."

"If they don't succeed, neither do we. It's important to both Phil and I that our customers understand how much we truly care about their bottom line. It's our pledge to help them in any way possible."

Customers can count on the same great service including daily parts trucks deliveries, on-farm signature service and deliveries, the addition of MacDon products, and a dedicated spray center.

"We continually search for ways to improve our efforts," stated Bane. "You can't stand still for a moment. We are constantly looking for ways to make things better and speaking of doing things better, there are many customer benefits to our new partnership. We now offer an even greater outlet for our customers' parts, service and supply needs. We now have more locations, more inventories, and more experts to tap into."

Customers can also count on several new benefits, such as the Bane Select brand. Bane Select offers low prices on necessary items like DEF, batteries and oil.

"Our customers should know that this is just the first step for us," stated Bane. "We have several projects in the works and plan to continue to grow, improve and evolve to meet the needs of our customers. That is our commitment."

Bane-Welker will begin to hold open house events after the first of the year at all locations.

"Stay tuned for special event information to become available soon," stated Welker. "We are excited to get to know all of our new customers and learn more about their needs, so we can help them succeed using our products."

Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC is a full service Case IH dealer comprised of families, farmers, business people and community members dedicated to providing superior products and service to customers. Bane-Welker has nine locations in Indiana including stores in Crawfordsville, Wingate, Lebanon, Terre Haute, Pendleton, Remington, Plymouth and Winamac. There is also a dedicated Spray Center in Lebanon.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Phil Bane at Phil.bane@bane-welker.com or 866-0494 or Norm Welker at Norm.welker@bane-welker.com or 574-946-6168.