Bane-Welker Equipment announces that 4 of its 13 locations achieved Case IH Pinnacle status in 2017, according to a story posted on Ohio's Country Journal. There are 613 dealer locations across the country participating in the Pinnacle Program. Of those 613, only 27 total Case IH dealer locations achieved Pinnacle status in all 6 categories: sales, marketing, operations, parts, service and AFS. Four of those 27 dealers were Bane-Welker stores and one was the Bane-Welker Equipment in Georgetown, Ohio.

“We could not be prouder of our team for their hard work this year,” said Phil Bane, CEO of Bane-Welker Equipment. “We are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction 100% of the time. Having 4 of our 13 locations reach this goal is impressive and we won’t take that for granted. We will continue to work hard for our customers at all 13 locations.”

The Pinnacle Program represents the highest level of excellence in the Case IH dealer network. The program is a company-wide initiative developed cooperatively by Case IH and the Case IH Dealer Advisory Board to help dealers deliver a best-in-class experience. It recognizes dealerships for achievement in 6 key areas identified as important to success by both dealers and Case IH.

“This is the highest number of participating dealer locations since the launch of the program, and we at Case IH, are very grateful to Bane-Welker for the time and effort they dedicated in striving for continued improvements,” said Tony Steinke of Case IH.

Bane-Welker Equipment, founded in 1967, is a an agriculture equipment company representing Case IH and other complimentary brands. Bane-Welker offers new and used equipment, parts, sales, service, precision farming, online parts sales and customer support. The company operates 10 stores in Indiana including Crawfordsville, La Crosse, Lebanon, Remington, Terre Haute, Pendleton, Plymouth, Winamac, and Wingate, and 3 stores in Ohio, including Eaton, Wilmington and Georgetown. In 2018, the company became 100% employee owned.