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Seller Beware!

We're all aware of the old saying, "Buyer beware!" and while that's true even sellers need to beware of scam artists. Here is a story about that we think Man Selling Elixer you'll enjoy and, perhaps, learn from.

We get phone calls all the time from people wanting to sell NTPDA something. From Medicare insurance to car warranty insurance to copy paper. It's a steady stream. However, not long ago we received, for the second time, a phone call from a company who wanted to sell us parts. The  person on the other line said, "Please, we would like to sell you tractor parts. Can you put me in touch with your purchasing agent?" We told them we don't actually sell parts but our members sell parts.  He was not listening. "No, no, no...we have tractor parts for you. Please let me speak to your purchasing agent." Again, I shared with my insistent friend that we do not sell parts but if his company wanted to sell parts to our members his company should become a member of NTPDA. He said, "Yes, yes I understand but we do have tractor parts to sell to you. May I please speak to your purchasing agent?"

Clearly he didn't understand and this went on for some time (we are very patient people here at NTPDA) before I asked the caller for his email and I would
send him a note about who and what we are and give him the opportunity to join our group. That was three weeks ago and we've not heard back.

Man Shell GameLast week I was visiting with one of our long-term members who I knew sold a specific brand of parts to dealers. I told him the story and he said to me, "I know who you are talking about and it is a scam."  He told me that he had gotten a call from this same company requesting that he send some parts to three of their clients in the U.S. and that the company ordering the parts would pay the bill.  So, our member received payment online and filled the three orders. All good...right?

Except a few days later the company that called to order the parts disputed the charges and the payment was reversed.

Our member was out the parts and the payment.  While it was not a huge order it still hurt.

The bottom line here is know who you are doing business with. One of the great things about being a member of NTPDA is that we do know each other. We do business with each other and there is a method to attempt to fix problems that arise. 

Yes, along with our many benefits, there is a sense of comfort being an NTPDA member...and thank you!


Meet Our Members - Farmers Business Network

Back in January we were in Kansas City for the Annual Conference and Trade Show of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. One of the attendees was Charles Barron January 2022 Web the Farmers Business Network (FBN) a brand new NTPDA Member. Anxious to learn what this California based company was about we invited Charles Barron, one of the founders, to give us the story.  And what a story this is. Click though to learn how FBN is reimagining the world of agriculture from buying and selling to insurance to loans and soon equipment and parts. I promise you that you'll learn some things about the world of farmers and ranchers you did not know.  This is all about maximizing profits in a new way.

Thanks for listening!

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A Global Giant in Ag Parts - Worthington Ag with Mike Winter

From very humble beginnings nearly sixty years ago, Worthington Tractor Parts Inc. has evolved into a company that sees its Mike Winter 25 January 2022 subsidiaries doing business not only in the Western Hemisphere but also in Australia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy and more. My guest is Mike Winter the President of this vast company. Here we talk about the early days, the business growth, what they offer to their customers and some interesting details about a corn-head many farmers laughed at back in the 1980's...but no longer.  Oh, one other thing, Mike gave us an exclusive about a new development that deals with Capello Corn Heads and the U.S as well as he concern about Ukraine. 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


Meet Our Members - KEBA of North America

It's an international family story. Here you will meet Can (John) Badur whose family started the Turkish company KEBA. Over the years John Hein KEBA January 2022 the company has grown and while John is in the Chicago area veteran sales professional Hein Soesan, from the Netherlands, takes care of European accounts. We sat down during the Annual Conference and Trade Show that was held in Kansas City this past January.  Check out the conversation that's really a neat story and we even had some fun during the interview.  Meet Can and Hein and learn about the company known as...KEBA where they say, "Quality Will Win".  Meet our Members: 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


Meet Our Members - Tractor-Line with Alex Ho

Technology can be our friend...sometimes. Stay with us on this as you are about to meet Alex Ho the director of sales and marketing for Tractor-Line a ALEX HO (2) company based in Malaysia. The company has been in operation since 1989 and isn't limited to just manufacturing but the entire  process from design to production, machining to engineering, raw materials to finished goods and packaging. 

In addition the company specializes in a host of tractor parts hydraulic to axles, cylinders to buckets. Alex tells us their products are equal or better than some OEM parts. Finally Tractor-Line has the capacity to service global customers and seeking relationships with wholesalers, dealers, parts importers, and brands for OEM collaboration in industries that include construction, forestry, mining and agriculture. As a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) the company is seeking new frontiers for their services. Here is Alex: 

Thanks for listening and thank you for being an NTPDA Member!

 


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 My Bags Are Packed...

We know, it's going to be like an ear-worm when you sing just that line from "Leavin' on a Jet Plane". The National Tractor Parts Dealer Association 33rd  Jet
Annual Conference and Trade Show is just days away. Here are a couple of updates for you:

Shuttle Service - If you need a ride from the airport to the hotel we are using the Super Shuttle App head there for more information.

Wednesday 18 January - If you are displaying you can set up in the trade show area between 2pm and 5pm. Then it's on to our Early Arrival Party that will be held at Charlie Wants a Burger on the Riverwalk. This is always a great time and we'll even have live entertainment during our event.

Thursday 19 January - If you are not yet finished setting up your display in the trade show area you've got time between 7am and 3pm. We'll kick things off with breakfast (remember your breakfast ticket) at 8am and then it's off to learn some valuable information from D.J. Harrington who is going to give us a "Check Up From the Neck Up" really critical things that can help your business grow and prosper. Then Mel Kleiman will hold our San Antonio Speakersfeet to the fire with his program, "Hire Tough - Manage Easy". The entire program is based on how to better recruit and retain employees...you asked for it!  Spouses who have come to San Antonio get to head out for "Art & Dine". Yes! Then we'll focus on digital marketing with Crystal Washington. What is it and how does it work and how can you track effectiveness. Crystal is with us between 2pm and 3pm. We'll kick up our heels a bit at the "Welcome to San Antonio Party" and celebrate the opening of our Trade Show. The action gets underway at 5pm and rolls through the evening!

Friday 20 January - We'll so some networking over coffee (much needed) starting at 8am and then our trade show doors open at 9am to give you a full day of "Meet & Greet" with our supply members. We'll break at 11am for our Annual Meeting and election of Board Members and then have lunch in the trade show area. The trade show winds up and we'll have our Display Meeting at 3:30pm. We hope our Board Members will attend. Next you'll get to take some time off and get ready for our cocktails, dinner and entertainment by the Jackie Myers Band!

It's all about education, meeting friends, doing business and having a great time.

Wheels up!  See you in San Antonio!


Rock Valley Tractor Parts

Rock Valley Tractor PartsNational Tractor Parts Dealer Association member spotlight this week showcases long time member Rock Valley Tractor Parts

Rock Valley Tractor Parts has been in business since 1938 and has a large, centrally located facility in Rock Valley, IA.  They sell Used, Rebuilt and New tractor parts to farmers, ranchers, restorers, dealers, and other salvage yards.  They are proud of the reputation they have built in the 70+ years of doing business by working with many reputable vendors to give their customers the best quality parts at the lowest possible price.

Their entire inventory of over 150,000 part numbers is on the computer and they are ready to ship.  That means there are over 5,000,000 parts cataloged and inspected so when customers call they can ship the part the same day it is ordered.  They don’t have to go pull it off the tractor and hope it is good, and that saves customers money and downtime.  For orders over $1,000 they will include a free RVTP T-shirt as well.

To learn more about Rock Valley Tractor Parts visit their website at http://www.rvtractorparts.com/.  


Welcome New Member - Reubicon International

ReubicontractorslogoWe're always proud to lift up new and existing members of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA).  Today we showcase Reubicon International out of Austin, TX.  What is it they bring to our membership?  Here you go:

The owners of Reubicon International, Deepak Marwah, and his wife, Seema Marwah, opened their Deepak Marwah doors in Austin in 2005. Along with their 35 years of experience in manufacturing and distributing OEM parts, they use their large sourcing base and network in India to provide high quality parts at the best possible prices. Not only do they serve the distributors, but with the help of online conduits they are able to serve the end users of these products as well. As of 2014, they have served nearly 3,000 individual customers worldwide. They are expanding their inventory almost daily to accommodate this ever growing industry and the specific needs of every customer. The focus has always been first and foremost to serve the requirements of every customer by offering special orders Seema Marwahfor hard to find parts, fast shipping, and direct contact to a real person for all questions and concerns-- 7 days a week. This company cares about getting their customers back up and running and back in business quickly at a price that’s fair. The shelves stay stocked with a variety of filters, switches, lamps, hydraulic pumps and power steering cylinders, repair kits, engine parts, brake and clutch parts, seats and cushions. They are rated as “Top Rated Sellers” on Ebay and also a BBB accredited company. They have an expertise with an excellent manufacturing base for hydraulic and power steering cylinders with a variety of product applications, metal fabricated parts, injection molded parts, ignition and other switches for tractors. 

 

We take this opportunity to welcome Reubicon International to our NTPDA family.  To learn more about their business here is the link to the Reubicon International website.

 


Mylex International Inc

Mylex International Inc (3)Mylex International Inc. will be one of the exhibitors at the 2015 National Tractor Parts Dealer Association’s Conference and Trade Show in Memphis, TN, in January.  Their booth is always fun and interesting with different themes and last year was the infamous Pirate theme.

Beginning in 1980 as Nozzle Recon and only reconditioning nozzles…Mylex International Inc was "reborn" in 1995, operating out of
Mendenhall, MS.  The great group of people working at Mylex now remanufacture diesel fuel injection pumps, injectors, and turbo chargers Mylex photo 1 in addition to most of the costly internal parts of a fuel system. Which in the long run will save you time and money.  They will rebuild the parts instead of just replacing with new, and still give you that 1 year warranty!  They have a variety of exchange cores on hand to get you moving faster or they can rebuild your cores.  Give Mylex a call with any of your fuel injection needs, either old or new equipment.