Building on the success of the High-Performance Service Center, introduced at GIE+EXPO in 2009, the new High-Performance Parts and Accessories Department is planned to provide power equipment dealers with an informative mix of education, displays and demonstrations on how to maximize the profit-making potential of their own shops.

This year, ten sponsoring companies have teamed up with Bob Clements International, Heftee Industries and Ideal Computer Systems to provide back-to-back presentations, panel discussions and guided tours each day throughout a 5,000-square-foot layout of a model parts department that will include new counter display and shelving ideas along with the latest in parts management tools and technology.

We re taking the success of 2009 to the next level, states Bob Clements, president of the dealership business development firm Bob Clements International. This is about helping the dealer make more money with their parts program in every area of their shop from both sides of the counter to even creating new programs outside the shop. This is a must stop for every dealer attending the show.

Visitors to the High-Performance Parts and Accessories Department can look, learn and listen by meeting one-on-one with program sponsors or by sitting in on daily panel discussions. "This is a great opportunity for dealers to get a good, overall view of shop management processes, which are key to any dealership operation. If you want to see the tools that can help you maximize profits, then this is the place to be," comments Dave Baumgarden from Ideal Computer Systems, a Parts Department exhibitor. This year, an extensive list of sponsors will be on hand to share their expertise with dealers visiting their booths located within the High-Performance Parts and Accessories Department.

Sponsors include: ARI Network Services Inc. Ariens Company Briggs & Stratton Corporation Husqvarna Professional Products Hustler Turf Equipment Kohler Company MTD Products Inc. Schiller Grounds Care Stens Corporation STIHL Inc.

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