BIG News for Small Businesses and the NTPDA

Thanks for clicking through. As we work to get critical information to members of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association  (NTPDA) we thought this Veronica Pugin DC SBA conversation about getting capital from the Small Business Administration would be very helpful. There have been many changes to the COVID19 Loan Program. Pay close attention to the new guidelines for gaining capitol for your small business. And, second, if you know a person who owns or manages a small business send this link to them. It could make a huge difference.  My guest is Veronica Pugin who is the Senior Advisor in the Office of Capital Access for the Small Business Administration. Here too is your link to the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program that we talk about. Know there are new guidelines and an easier way in which to apply for business capital.

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Shhhhh...It's Jeff Fawcett's Birthday!

When you're a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association it's sorta like being in a big family. We're always reaching out to our NTPDA Members Jeff Fawcett June 2019 for news and information that we can share with the rest of our group.  Sure, we love doing business, but we also love staying connected. And, that...brings us to this:

Jeff Fawcett, the former owner of Fawcett Tractor Supply, is having a birthday in September. We were in contact with his daughter Liz who would LOVE to surprise him with cards or even a video hello.  If you would like to send a card to Liz here is that address:

Liz Fawcett
2132 Rd 120, RR2
St. Marys, ON
Canada
N4X 1C5
 
Now, if you want to link up and send a video...click on this link to make it happen!
 
One more thing...we created this quick video to wish him a Happy 60th Birthday and wanted to share it with you as well.
 

It really is like being in a big family. A reminder, if you've got personal or professional news and want to share let us know?  You can send it to directly to Michael@NTPDA.com
 
Thank you and thank you for being a Member!
 
 

Oh My!!! NTPDA22 in Kansas City

OMG! This is going to be amazing! Your Board just got back from our NTPDA Summer Board Meeting and facility review of our host hotel for our Annual Conference and NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Board Gordon Ramsay Steak Trade Show as we return to Kansas City in January. What a fantastic location and it's already promising to be a huge event.

As you know we were unable to go to Nashville in 2021. Since then we've been working on putting together an amazing event for 2022. We've already been on the phone getting companies to commit to attending, some for the first time in years. And, we've got plenty of surprises in the works that will make this Annual Conference and Trade Show one of the best we've had in a very long time. 

The Facility

NTPDA 2022 Harrahs HotelWe'll be at Harrah's Hotel & Casino in North Kansas City. Even for those of you who are not into gambling this is a fantastic location and facility. The gaming rooms are separate from much of the hotel...but there if you wish. The hotel is just minutes from Downtown Kansas City but, because we're not directly in the city center, our room rates are really quite low. But, that's not all. We're working on setting up a credit for each night you stay with us on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's called motivation.

And you'll be just steps away from the very famous Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse located in the facility. Your Board (see above photo) had dinner there and we promise you that it will be an amazing experience. Even though it serves some fantastic steaks you've got to try the sea bass. No, really...it is stunning!

We also checked out the Trade Show Floor and that too has room for plenty of our Associate Members to show off their products and services. Plus we've been working on several new ways to help you better engage with our displayers and actually...win some $. Our goal is to make this Trade Show Event one of the best we've ever had and really make it worth the time and effort for our Regular and Associate Members.

Registration & Pricing NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Room

The Board, during our Summer Meeting, has set the pricing for registration and booth space and that link will soon be on our website. Don't worry, we'll share as soon as we go live.  However, just so you might start planning, registration is $300 per person through the end of October, $375 per person through the end of November and $450 per person if you're going to drag your heels and wait to register. 

Booth space is set at $500, a bargain if you've been seeing the rates for other trade shows, and we're working on a Site Visit that will take place at Cook's Tractor Parts of Clinton, Missouri. Transportation is included...and Richard tells us so is lunch...and more. There will be a Spouse Event that will be "over the moon" and of course we'll continue our tradition of fund raising for St. Jude.

NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Gordon RamsaySave The Date!

So you can plan to be with us make sure you save the date!  Many will be arriving on Thursday January 20th as we get the party started and we'll be active with tours, the Trade Show, Annual Meeting, St. Jude Auction and Dinner ending on Saturday night, January 22.  Again, full registration details and our event details will soon be posted on the NTPDA website. Our goal here is to get you in the mood for what is promising to be an outstanding event for business and for a great social experience. Photo: Gordon Ramsay Streak Restaurant. 

Stay tuned...we'll continue to tease you.

 


Agri Parts - Meet Our Members

Part of the NTPDA mission is to give voice to our members and help them expand their business. Today you'll meet one of our newest members, Agri Parts a John Danielson Agri Products family owned company based in Bologna, Italy. It's an area that has been dubbed "Motor Country" because of the high level of manufacturing including Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Here you'll meet John Danielson the Agri Parts representative based in Wisconsin and learn more about what they sell, their expansion goals, new technology on their website and why the Malone Family joined the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. Meet John: 

Thanks for listening and remember, if you've got news about your NTPDA Member Business make sure you reach out to us with the story. We'd love to tell it. You can call us at 1-877-668-0900.  For more Member Stories and some Member Memories visit our website NTPDA.com and check our Blog! 


Meet Loader Parts Source with Video!

So often our NTPDA Members might think that everybody knows what and how their business runs. But, in fact, that's not the case. There are always new Levi Burkholder Jan 2020 consumers to reach and there are always current customers to keep. The message here is that businesses must keep marketing and explaining and that's exactly what this new video from member, Loader Parts Source does.

Levi Burkholder started his company from scratch. He and his crew know how important it is to keep others informed. Take a few minutes and check out their new "explainer video". It will tell you much.

 

Thank you for reading and for being an NTPDA Member! It matters...

 


All States Ag Parts Expands...Again!

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) member All States Ag Parts has announced the acquisition of Hoye Tractor Parts. The company is Hoye Logo located in Iowa Park, TX and specializes in new aftermarket and used parts for Yanmar tractors. Hoye Tractor Parts is predominantly a web-based sales company.

With this acquisition, All States Ag Parts now operates 22 locations in North America including 15 tractor, combine and construction equipment salvage yards. 

All states ag logoJohn Dyke, CEO of All States Ag Parts said in a release, “Hoye Tractor Parts will add over 200,000 Yanmar after market tractor parts to our product line along with a solid line of used Yanmar parts. This acquisition will tremendously improve our opportunity to serve that segment of our customer base as well as improving our service times in Texas.”

Dyke added that the former owner, Aaron Murray, will remain in place as the manager during the transition of ownership. All other Hoye Tractor Parts employees are being offered jobs with All States Ag Parts. The Iowa Park, TX location will continue to operate under the Hoye Tractor Parts name.

“We are very excited to be working with All States Ag Parts,” said Murray, “All States has a much broader distribution network for parts to help us gain additional market share for our product line."

Congratulations and best wishes from all of us who make up the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association!

About All States Ag Parts - All States Ag Parts is the leading supplier of agricultural parts in North America and carries used, new aftermarket and remanufactured parts for tractors, skid steers, combines and other ag equipment. Parts are stocked for virtually all brands of equipment including John Deere, Case IH, Ford, New Holland, Allis Chalmers, Massey Ferguson, Agco, Hesston and many more.

Hoye Tractor Parts can be reached at 940-592-0181 or online at HoyeTractor.com

All States Ag Parts can be reached at 877-530-4430 or on-line at TractorPartsASAP.com

 


Member Profiles - Reliable Aftermarket Parts with Rob Perry

As part of our ongoing series "Meet Our Members" the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) offers you this look at not one but two members. Robert Perry RAParts One a regular NTPDA Member and the other an Associate Member both doing business in the world of ag parts, construction parts and even..."toys".

There is a vast business out there that flies under the radar of those who live in our urban areas unless, of course, you are into major urban farming like they are doing in Detroit. Here you'll meet Rob Perry who is in charge of sales and marketing for both Reliable Aftermarket Parts and their wholesale division AIC Replacement Parts. Both based in Michigan but doing business world-wide.  Here we talk about the business of agricultural and construction parts their involvement with the National Tractor Parts Dealers Association (NTPDA) and more.

And as a bonus here is a recent video that will give you a look at the backstory.

 

As always, we're here to help our members grow and become even more successful. If you've got a story for us...let us know and we'd be happy to profile your business as well.  You can reach us, by phone: 877-668-0900. Thanks for listening and for being an NTPDA Member! 


Our First Ever Virtual Annual Membership Meeting

Because we couldn't have our Annual Meeting and Trade Show this past January and because we've got some business to take care of the Board of Directors of Zoom Logo NTPDA have decided to hold our Annual Membership Meeting on Friday the 26th of March at 11:00AM Central.  A meeting notice along with directions on how to join us on ZOOM along with a brief agenda has already been sent out.

If you're a member of our association make sure you also check our "spam" folder. It could be tucked away there.

We look forward to seeing you as we elect new Board Members and discuss the future events we've got planned.

Catch you on The Zoom!


The NTPDA Scholarship Program 2021

One of the many benefits enjoyed by members of the National Tractor Parts Dealership Association is our Annual Scholarship Program. It's time, once Diploma Scholarship again, to get those applications in to our office so we might distribute to our Scholarship Committee.

The total award to each recipient is $2,000. NTPDA contributes $1,500 and the sponsoring company kicks in $500. We'll invoice each sponsoring company and then issue the scholarship award to the recipient. The lifetime maximum an applicant may receive from the NTPDA Scholarship Program is two. In addition there is a limit of two scholarships awarded per paid member per year. This does include Regular, Associate and Affiliate members.

The scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are NTPDA members, employees of members, or dependents of members or employees. The application process is open to U.S. and Canadian graduating high school students, or current college students, enrolling full-time (12 or more credit hours), toward a diploma or degree at an accredited college or university.

Completed applications must be accompanied by written verification of affiliation with an NTPDA member company and a Letter of Recommendation from someone outside of the sponsoring company or family.

Benefits ImageScholarship awards are based on academic achievement, extra-curricular/community activities, evidence of leadership, work experience, short- and long-term career goals, and the applicant's overall response to each of the questions on the application. Financial need is not considered in the review process and there is no distinction made on race, religion or gender of the applicant.

The selection process is an extremely difficult one because of the many outstanding applicants each year. Therefore, great care is taken to assure that impartial and unprejudiced choices are made. Applications are sent to the NTPDA office where they are logged in and noted with the date received and assigned a student code. The numbered applications are then sent to the Scholarship Committee and the original kept in the NTPDA office. Based on the criteria above, the committee then ‘rank’ the applications, choosing the top ranked as the recipients of the scholarships. Their selections are then forwarded to the NTPDA office for announcement to the Association and in the student's local newspaper.

Remember, scholarship recipients must provide evidence to the NTPDA office that college registration is complete before scholarship funds are disbursed. Upon receipt of such evidence, the NTPDA will issue a check to the recipient.

Here, again, is the link to download the NTPDA 2021 Scholarship Application.

Applications must arrive in our Texas office by Tuesday, March 16.  That address is Post Office Box 1181, Gainesville, TX 76241.


The New Year Brings a Freight Acquisition

We recently heard from our National Tractor Parts Dealer Association representative Steven Haas about a new acquisition that he indicates will be a major Tforce Truck and Logo benefit for our NTPDA Members.

TForce Worldwide, a major freight company has acquired not only DLS Worldwide a business unit of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company which was established in 2006 but also the freight side of UPS, it's less than truckload division. 

According to Steve the new partnerships could not come at a better time.  He tells us that the collective freight spend now exceeds six billion dollars annually and TForce Worldwide has even stronger carrier negotiations than before.


Steve Haas Jan 2019Here is the news directly from TForce Worldwide and what it means for us:

"We won't be immune to these continued carrier increases but we won't be affected like most others. As a matter of fact, our industry intelligence suggests that that carriers will be dialing back many of their re-seller programs and will be pulling their rates from smaller 3pls and many independent brokers.

Here’s what the new TForce partnership brings to our customers and trading partners.

  •  Increased buying power with the SAME online platform and a larger carrier mix.
  •  An enhanced network of LTL carriers with new capabilities to/from/within Canada & Mexico
  •  Enhanced capabilities for full truckload services through an asset- based network with nearly 7000 power units, 8000 drivers and 12000 trailers.
  •  A new range of specialty services with new access to flatbeds, tanker trucks, oversized and specialty equipment.
  •  An improved mix of International capabilities including air freight, ocean freight and a host of intermodal services

There is hope on the horizon with forthcoming vaccines and 2021 will be a promising new year.

TForce Worldwide will flex with these changes and continue to look out for your best interests through stronger carrier negations, an improved range of services, and by looking for new and better ways to increase the value we bring to you.

We appreciate your business and our continued partnership, so please do your best to stay safe and have and prosperous New Year.

TForce Worldwide will remain a “force” within the auto, truck & tractor parts recycling industries and our rates will continue to prevail over the likes of: Priority 1, BlueGrace, GlobalTrans, SAV, Unishippers and Worldwide Express."

For more information and to connect with Steve Haas for an account or quotes you can call him directly at 612-296-1806 or steven.haas@tfwwi.com