Salem Farm Supply of Salem, N.Y., has been chosen as the 2015 “Dealership of the Year” by Farm Equipment magazine.
Farm Equipment presents its “Dealership of the Year” awards annually to farm machinery dealers in two categories: More then $75 million in revenues, and Under the $75 million in revenues.
Salem Farm Supply earned the Dealership of the Year award in the “Under $75 Million in Revenues” category this year not only for its outstanding financial and operating performance, but also for its demonstrated commitment to employee training, community involvement and renowned customer service.
Founded in 1953, the single-store Case IH and Kubota dealer also retails Krone, Kuhn, Gehl and Woods among other specialty equipment lines. The dealership was chosen for the award by a panel of renowned farm equipment experts.
In their selection of Salem Farm Supple as Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year, the judges noted: “They employ only 27 individuals, but generate a whopping $847,919 revenue per employee. This is very good for a single store. Their community involvement is strong. One of the most unique things is that this dealership is 100% women owned. As more women enter the ag industry, this unique ownership demographic has become an asset.”
The judging panel included Dr. W. David Downey, director, Center for Agricultural Business, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; David L. Kahler, retired CEO of the Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Assn., Dublin, Ohio; and Charles Glass, president, Glass Management Group, Arlington, Texas.