Business Profile: Baker & Sons Equipment Co.

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LEWISVILLE, Ohio –In 2008, Baker & Sons Equipment Co. will celebrate its 50th anniversary of bringing farmers a full line of farm equipment sales and service.

The Bakers sell a full line of new agricultural equipment, including New Holland, Massey Ferguson, Bush Hog, Kuhn, Kuhn Knight, Pequea Machine, H & S Manufacturing, Ag Wrap, LandPride, AerWay and Great Plains.

The company also carries a line of new industrial equipment including Franklin, Prentice-Hydro Ax, Hood, Duratech, Barko, CSI, Pitts, Sneller, Rotobec and CTR. New this year is the addition of the Barko line.

Along with sales, Baker & Sons also provide service on all of these brands of equipment as well as Cummins, Detroit Diesel, and John Deere engines.

John Baker, who still serves as CEO, started the business in 1958.

Though the company has expanded over the years, it’s still in the same Lewisville, Ohio, location where it all started.

The company’s longevity is credited to Baker’s choice to handle only top-of-the-line equipment and dedication to service what he sells. The company has dedicated employees to provide the best in sales, service, parts and financing support.

The past year has been an interesting one at Baker & Sons, where employees have seen the agricultural economy improve and farmers in dire need of equipment after many trying years.

In addition, Baker & Sons noticed the 2007 economic stimulus act provided incentives for farmers to buy new equipment.

Due to manufacturers merging, the Baker sales staff sees itself selling into a broader geographic area, which challenges them to work harder to find new equipment when needed and get it shipped from dealers from all over the eastern U.S.

Baker & Sons Equipment Co. is at 45381 state Route 145, Lewisville, Ohio, 43754.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Reach them by phone at 740-567-3317; by e-mail at sales@bakerandsons.com; or on the Web at www.bakerandsons.com.

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