Last week I attended the 2016 National Tractor Parts Dealers Association Trade Show and Conference in Kansas City Missouri! It was a great week to network with other companies like ours specializing in replacement parts for tractors and combines! I've been attending the NTPDA conference for almost 20 years and while the group isn't as big as it use to be, it's definitely as passionate about serving the farmer and repair shops with quality parts at quality prices. It did not disappoint this year either! There was a full day of marketing training and OSHA updates along with a presentation from Tractor House and their latest technology we all use!
The main event is the trade show and one of the displayers was Worthington Ag Parts' sister company Parts Express! The booth looked great as you can see in the photo below!
***Shown above is Bruce Jacobsma and Jeremy Thiessen from our Parts Express Company
Here is an interesting podcast about the challenges facing a few us in the ag industry with the reduction in farm income and trying to support our rural based operations! Michael Libbie from Insight on Business was kind enough to interview all of us! It's titled Business Voice from the NTPDA!
If you would like to just hear my piece of the interview fast forward to the 16:12 mark!
Great time with great people in a great industry. We look forward to attending next year and showing off our ever growing parts line!
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President - Worthington Tractor Parts, Inc.