The Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Ambassadors welcomed a 12,000 square foot expansion at New Holland Tri-County at 2675 S State Rd 1 in Bluffton on December 9th. The Straeter family purchased the business seven years ago and they have experienced a large volume of customer and equipment growth in the past 5 years. “We ran out of space with the development of the new, larger, stronger, technological equipment and the required dealer standards have specific machines for repairs,” says Eric Straeter, Group Operations Manager.
“This investment in our company is an investment in our community. We want the community to know that we are partners and will be here for a long time. Our business is not all about the sale, but most importantly the service. We take pride in the ability to work on customer needs and expectations quickly and efficiently,” Straeter says.
The Straeter Family owns a total of 7 New Holland Tri-County stores such as Bluffton, two in Rochester, Rossville, Logansport, Greentown, and Centerville. Ken Mast, Store Manager in Bluffton, has over 27 years of experience in agriculture and sales. “Our business is not just about the farm equipment but we also sell lawn mowers, skid loaders, tractors, and even solar panels. We provide service and parts for municipalities as well. We have a good group of employees and they look out for the best interest in the company and our customer needs,” says Mast.
Bluffton Expansion 12-15-14
Pictured in Photo:
Nancy Hewitt, Creative Arts Council, Chamber Ambassador
Suzanne Huffman, Wells County Chamber of Commerce
Christ Mast, New Holland Tri-County
Zac Stinson, New Holland Tri-County
Nick Sliger, New Holland Tri-County
Erin Meyer, Wells County Chamber of Commerce
Andy Needler, New Holland Tri-County
Angela Paxson, Farm Credit Mid America, Chamber Ambassador
Travis Schortgen, New Holland Tri-County
Nick Huffman, Coldwell Banker-Holloway, Chamber Ambassador
Ken Mast, New Holland Tri-County
Kevin Sills, PNC Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Eric Straeter, New Holland Tri-County
Mike Chaney, Chamber Ambassador