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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! 


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 

 


Two More Acquisitions for All States Ag Parts

Over the past two weeks we’ve been informed that our member All States Ag Parts (ASAP) has made two more important acquisitions.  Tractor Joe of Tractor Joe LogoPlymouth, MN which specializes in on-line ag parts for tractors and other agricultural equipment and Yesterday’s Tractor Company based in Port Townsend, WA which specializes in providing antique tractor owners with valuable resources for repair and information as well as a complete line of antique tractor parts.

Yesterdays Tractor LogoJohn Dyke, CEO of All States Ag Parts said of the two acquisitions, “Both Tractor Joe and Yesterday’s Tractor allow ASAP to continue serving the vast agriculture by offering new and different products and services.  Tractor Joe brings a fully developed website operation with good traffic numbers which will supplement our existing site. Meanwhile Yesterday’s Tractor allows us to continue to serve their current and future customers and expand the current parts offering by including used parts in addition to expanding the remanufactured and new part lines.”

 Both former owners, Marina Vorobeychik of Tractor Joe and Kim Pratt of Yesterday’s Tractor will remain in place during the transition and both newly acquired companies will retain their current identities.

Tractor Joe can be reached at 888-860-9096 or online at www.TractorJoe.com while Yesterday’s Tractor can be reached at 800-853-2651 or online at www.YesterdaysTractors.com .

All States Ag Parts now operates 21 locations in North America including 16 tractor and combine salvage yards.  ASAP is the leading supplier of agricultural All states ag logo 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.  All States Ag Parts may be reached at 877-530-4430 or at www.TractorPartsASAP.com

The National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) congratulates All States Ag Parts as the company continues to expand to serve farmers, ranchers, hobbyists and restoration customers.


Connect With Your Fellow Members!

Hi and thanks for coming by!  I've gotta share with you that we're all a bit down that we were unable to hold our Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Nashville. Connect Image As I write this we would just have gotten back from what would have been a great opportunity to do business and have a bit of fun. But, every down side has an up side.

We, as members, didn't spend the advertising/marketing funds to attend so, perhaps, there is some money in the budget to reach each and every member with the NTPDA Bulletin. The next edition comes out in March so now is the time to plan and create your ad. Just make sure you get it to Phyllis during February.  And, if you check out the video below you'll learn of a NEW BENEFIT that has to do with The Bulletin and it can be a game changer.

Thanks for watching and thank you for being an NTPDA Member...it matters.

Here is the link for our Bulletin ad rates. 


Member Stories - Herman Rempel

The National Tractor Parts Dealer Association has a long history of helping our members grow their business. We thought it might be a good idea to "look Herman NTPDA Board
back" and profile some of the people who were with us near the beginning. Here is a short story about Herman Rempel, a lifetime member, who along with his wife, Jeannie attended nearly 20 NTPDA Annual Meetings. We reached out to his daughter Rebecca Braun who helped us pen this story:

Herman was fascinated by all things mechanical as a young boy. In his small home town of Niverville, Manitoba, he had the first transistor radio and subscription to Popular Mechanics. Some of his early toys included a horse and saddle, a green CCM bicycle he bought for $59 in 1950 with his paper route earnings, a Hiawatha scooter, a 1946 Chev convertible (the first built after WWII), a new fiberglass red and white Vanguard boat, a 1957 Vauxhall (which had the same Zenith-built carburetor as British Ferguson tractors), and a 1967 Lincoln Continental. Mostly every vehicle he owned he rebuilt, modified, and repainted red.

His first of eight airplanes was a Piper PA11 that he rebuilt from a wind-damaged wreck. It took one year and Herman Planewas finished two weeks before his wedding. He also owned three Cessna 172s, an Alon Aircoupe, a PA12 Piper (750 hours), a Beechcraft Sport, and finally a Cutlass RG Cessna 172 with 180 hp and retractable gear. Herman’s policy was always to be paid by and pay by certified cheque. This lesson was learned as he has numerous stories of how planes and automobiles were damaged on their ways home.

He worked for 11 years with his father, John K. Rempel, at an International Harvester dealership owned by Mr. George Kehler. To feed his growing family, he started rebuilding Ford 8N and 9N tractors in his car garage. He was known for his beautifully painted tractors and implements. Eventually, his hobby-turned-business grew and required him to buy two acres outside of his home tow. The yard had an abattoir which became his first building for repairs and storage. His business kept growing which required to hire more people, buy more land, build more buildings, erect more shelving, hire more people…you get it. He eventually farmed 80 acres with 3,500 tractors – that’s a Herman joke!

Herman was a walking encyclopedia of tractor parts information. He recalled almost every part number by heart and explained how and why and with what Herman Wife Young
you could interchange it. He also had jobber parts manufactured with modifications made to make them perform better.

Worthington purchased Rempel Tractor Parts in May 1994. Herman very much appreciated the way they treated him and enjoyed the five additional years he stayed in the business, including two winters in Sikeston, Missouri. There was no ownership stress, management and customers valued his knowledge, and he grew his relationships and formed new ones.

Former customers called him for information so he thought it would be good if he had a few replacement parts on-hand. Herman had a giant auction sale of parts and tools in 2017, so you can imagine that those “few” parts expanded out of his garage and basement and into storage trailers.

HErman Wife NowHe is a man of integrity, a wonderful storyteller, and is generous and empathetic. He was bighearted with his time and resources at their churches and in their communities.

He married the love of his life, Jeannie Buhr, in October 1964 and together they had four beautiful children. Now their family has grown to 24 with everyone included! They fully and happily retired when they moved from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Calgary, Alberta in December 2017 to be close to their daughters.

 

 


Announcing Abilene Machine Wholesale

January is turning out to be a month of mergers and acquisitions for our NTPDA Members. This week Abilene Machine announced that Quality Power Products Abilene Machine Logo Wholesale has officially become a wholesale division of Abilene Machine.  The rebranding of the business as Abilene Machine Wholesale is, as stated in their press release, "Abilene Machine Wholesale will be everything that's great about Quality Power Products - with even more to help your business succeed."

"For more than 25 years, our customers have relied on Quality Power Products to provide top-rated tracks and belts at affordable prices. We’ve been committed to delivering outstanding products with excellent service — all backed by our warranty program for peace of mind. At Abilene Machine Wholesale, those principles will continue to guide our business."

The release continues with, "When you work with Abilene Machine Wholesale, you’ll have access to even more product lines in addition to Q Power® Belts, Q Power® Draper Belts and Q Power® Tracks. You’ll get more tools for managing orders and tracking our extensive inventory. And you’ll get to keep working with our team for outstanding personalized and responsive service."

Troy Velder Image January 2021Troy Velder, who headed Quality Power Products for several years, has been named the Director of Wholesale Division for Abilene Machine. And, in the press release said, "Quality Power Products was founded on strong relationships and a commitment to doing business with integrity — values Abilene Machine has also embodied for more than 40 years. These shared values are why we’re thrilled to become part of their family and consider you, our customer, part of the family, too. We look forward to what the future has in store."
 
"As we transition from Quality Power Products to Abilene Machine Wholesale, we want you to know you remain front and center as our top priority. If you have any questions about how the transition will affect your account, please reach out to me. I’d be happy to discuss this new chapter with you." - Troy Velder Direct: 785.655.8127