According to a report from Ohio Ag Net & Ohio's Country Journal, Archbold Equipment, a 6-store Case IH dealer with locations in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, recently celebrated the opening of a new facility in Bowling Green, Ohio.
When the company bought the store in 2011, it was planned to eventually build a new facility at the site. That plan is now becoming a reality.
The facility upgrade increases the shop, parts storage and showroom by more than three times the size of the previous dealership.
The report said:
"The new service shop is three times larger at 18,000 square feet and is equipped with two five-ton remote controlled cranes and an interior wash bay. Parts storage space has tripled, allowing for more parts availability, and the all-new showroom features Case IH parts, tools, apparel and more. Cub Cadet, Kinze, Grasshopper and Unverferth are among the other brands that will be sold and serviced at this dealership.
"'Our purpose behind this new facility is to meet the needs of local farmers and homeowners in Wood, Henry, Lucas, Hancock and surrounding counties. We are pleased to partner with a community so rich in farm tradition. It’s a strong agriculture area and we’ve put the investment in so that we are able to meet their needs into the future,' " says Ross Wyse, chairman of the board.
Zach Hetterick, president and CEO, says:
"'This facility is the foundation for us to provide high quality customer service. It will allow us to stock more parts, stock and assemble today’s high-tech equipment, and recruit and retain the best people that will take us into the future. We have added technology into this facility that will be integrated into our existing locations with the sole purpose of being the first choice of local producers ' "