Sydenstricker’s of Missouri earns award
Pictured, from left, are owners Greg Gabriel, Gabe Gabriel, and Eddie Sydenstricker
Sydenstricker’s of Missouri — with locations in Mexico, Macon, Rocheport, Kirksville, Chillicothe, Palmyra, Moscow Mills, Curryville, Tipton and Herman — has been selected as the 2013 “Best-in-Class Farm Equipment Dealership” by Farm Equipment magazine.
Farm Equipment presents its “Dealership of the Year” awards annually to farm equipment dealerships in two categories: one for those with $50 million and under in annual revenues and one for dealers generating more than $50 million in annual revenues.
Sydenstricker’s of Missouri, which is a 10-store retailer of John Deere equipment, along with several shortline brands, earned the distinction this year in the over $50 million category not only for its outstanding financial and operational results, but also its attention to customer care, employee development and community involvement.
Sydenstricker’s was chosen for the award by a panel of renowned farm equipment experts. Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year 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.
The judges for Farm Equipment’s 2013 Dealership of the Year program reported that selecting this year’s award winners may have been their most difficult challenge since the recognition series was established in 2005.
In total, fellow dealers, employees, customers, and suppliers nominated nearly 100 North American dealerships for the 2013 selection.
Sydenstricker’s was founded in 1944 as a family-owned dealership, which it continues as today, nearly 70 years later.
“Our business philosophy is consistent with our tag line — “Your partner in growing a better tomorrow,” says Eddie Sydenstricker. “Our success comes from that partnership philosophy with our customers and suppliers. All of our dedicated and qualified staff truly lead the way in providing exceptional service and solutions to all of our customers.”
“We have adapted to many changes over the years and continue to invest in our facilities, technology, staff, and take great pride in the communities we serve. Most recently, we have completely remodeled our Mexico dealership and established an integrated solutions department for the entire organization. This new department is focused on the future, and the many possibilities in precision farming, with products like RTK networks, AMS, value-added services, training and consulting. With this Integrated Solutions Group, we have been certified by John Deere as a Phase 3 FarmSight dealer,” says Sydenstricker.