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Plevna Implement Co. Celebrates 75 Years

Published: Friday, September 11, 2020

Plevna Implement Co. is celebrating 75 years in business with a nearly weeklong slate of promotions and activities to mark the milestone.

In 1945, Emerson P. Shrock and brother James F. Shrock opened the Plevna Garage in Plevna, Ind.

The two began selling Oliver tractors upon returning from World War II. The business continued throughout the years, overcoming challenges and celebrating victories, and expanding its offerings along the way. To memorialize the achievements and the dedication of the Shrock brothers, attendees are given a free 75th Anniversary hat and T-shirt.

"It's hard to adequately express our gratitude to our friends and customers for helping us reach this 75th anniversary. We're thankful for the recognition given to us, and we want to recognize all small businesses throughout this nation that work hard everyday to serve their customers and create a great place for their employees. We enjoy our work and are aiming for at least 75 more years of excellence for our customers," said Kent Shrock, general manager.

Plevna Implement Co. was recognized in February 2019 as one of 33 designees for AGCO Corp's. coveted 5-Star Dealership Rating in North America. This marks the seventh time in eight years the dealership earned the impressive mark of excellence —more than any other AGCO dealership in North America. Five-Star ratings are awarded only after completing rigorous certification for quality dealership operation and performance.

Plevna's mission statement is to "help operators achieve long-lasting success with their equipment through personalized, customer-first service experiences.'' They carry equipment from Massey Ferguson, Fendt tractors. White planters, Sunflower Tillage, Gleaner combines, Gehl skid steers, Manitou telehadlers, MacDon, Trimble Navigation, Great Plains, Hustler Zero-turning mowers and Simplicity lawn mowers, Fendt IDEAL combines, Challenger tractors, and RoGator and TerraGator application products.

Plevna Implement has sales, parts and service locations in both Kokomo and Nappanee.

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