The 2013 Roto-Mix National Dealer Meeting was held March 16-19 in historic Dodge City, Kan., where several new products were demonstrated to the many dealers who attended from across the country and around the world, including some from Canada, Mexico and Japan.
The event included dealer training, research results and product information, and it finished with an awards banquet where the Roto-Mix 2012 Dealer of the Year Award was awarded to Ag Equipment, Inc. of Caldwell, Idaho. Todd and Kimi Smith received the award from company President Mike Hilderbrand and General Manager Kevin Zahrt.
Regional Sales Excellence Awards were given to the following dealerships: Northwest region, SS Equipment, with eleven stores in Oregon and Washington; High Plains region, Bill's Volume Sales, with three stores in Nebraska and Colorado; Midwest region, Lytton Farm Equipment, Lytton, Iowa; Northeast region, Empire Tractor, with five stores in western and central New York; and Southeast region, Walnut Grove Auction Sales, Inc., Roebuck, S.C.
Activities began Saturday night with an informal reception, followed by an evening of excitement as Roto-Mix again hosted Championship Bull Riding at the United Wireless Arena. The Roto-Mix CBR Dodge City Shoot-Out featured some of the best bull riders in the world and will be televised nationwide at a later date on Fox Sports.
After a plant tour on Sunday, the two-day main meeting started Monday morning at the Magouirk Conference Center, beginning with an informative business meeting. Dealers and company staff reviewed results of a recent dealer survey, updates on company strategy and a customer-driven, new product development process was reviewed. A dealer advisory council was appointed and met for the first time. The council elected as its chairman Bill Pullen of Bill's Volume Sales, a feed mixer dealer with 50 years' experience. Several training seminars were conducted and valuable dealer perspectives were received.
For several decades, Roto-Mix has been a leader in the manufacture of livestock mixing and feeding equipment, compost mixing equipment and manure spreaders. The company was founded in Dodge City, Kan., and has a history of leadership and innovation. As a major livestock mixer and feeder equipment manufacturer, Roto-Mix, LLC has multiple manufacturing facilities as well as retail locations with more than 150 dealers providing local sales and service in the U.S. and sales in more than 35 international markets.
For more information, call 620-225-1142 or visit www.rotomix.com