Here is what some of our members say about being a member of NTPDA:
David Caywood, Caywood Tractor Company
Member Since 1996
The NTPDA membership is so diversified and is of vital importance to our every day business of buying and selling construction and agricultural parts. There are 55 or 60 members that we do business with throughout the year. We have been doing business with one of these fine member companies, Schaefer Enterprises, for 33 years.
Steve Chandler, C & L Tractor Parts, Inc.
Member Since 1999
It has been a great time in our life to be associated with the NTPDA. Judy and I have had some of the best times being with our friends at the meetings. And when I say friends, there are so many that I could not start to mention names. So I want to say that we have been truly blessed to know each and every one of you, and to us that is what this Association is all about "friendship". Then of course there is the business end of it that when you know people and have trust and faith in them that makes the business end of it work. If I don't have a part that my customer wants I can pick up the phone and call or email one of the dealers in the network for the part, sell it to my customer and presto you made money. I made money, the customer is happy and he made money by having the part at half price and getting back to work.
Charlie Smith, Combine World, Inc.
Allan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Member Since 1991
The NTPDA has allowed me to see who else is involved in the industry, how they're running their businesses, where to source parts, and best practices in the industry. I'm a member because there's always something I can pick up here.
Hugh Kissick, Jr., Pre-Owned Parts, Inc.
Member Since 1988
We joined to obtain a broader availability of parts. It's like having multiple warehouses. We may not have it and someone else does. It gives you a kind of respectability and has a good name.
Glen Leaders, Leaders Salvage
Member Since 1990
Through my association with the NTPDA, I've found one of the best results of gathering new business and learning through the networking that we're able to do with our peers here, creating new friendships, and renewing old friendships. All that means a lot to us and helps our business to associate with all the other members. That's been the greatest benefit I've derived from this.
Jeff Fawcett, Fawcett Tractor Supply, Ltd.
St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
Member Since 1990
I think it is the opportunity to network with the other members, find out how they do their business, realize that we're not alone in some of the struggles that we all face individually. As an association we can tackle some of these problems together and hopefully build our businesses and build friendships not only amongst the Regular Members but also the Associate Members, the suppliers of tractor parts.
Jim Chaney, Fastline Publications
Member Since 1994
I think the networking alone is worth the effort that is needed to become a member. You can learn what's going on in other parts of the nation, get ideas as to what's working or not working for other companies, and stay up on the technology.
Terry Kieffer, Plastics Unlimited, Inc./Fabri-Glass Composites
Member Since 2002
We feel we have a lot of good friends here. We do enjoy the social end of things but obviously it's for the sales.
Deborah Dusenbury-Dorren, Speer Cushion Company
Member Since 1986
It's a pool of knowledge not found anywhere else in the industry. Whether it be through original equipment or aftermarket, these guys know the nuts, the bolts, the wheels, the hubs. They know everything there is about a tractor and really who's out there and what they can be used for.