“to provide our customers with the best possible service and products that are humanly possible.”
A Business Venture...
Agri-Tronix Corporation was founded in 1981. The business began as a partnership and part-time venture that was operated from the living room of Terry Clarkson’s home. In 1982, the business was changed from a partnership to a corporation and a second repair facility was created at the residence of Terry's partner. By the spring of 1985, the business was doing so well that the founders decided to quit their full-time jobs at a factory in Indianapolis and make Agri-Tronix their full-time occupation. The building at 2001 N US 31 was purchased, several employees were hired and Agri-Tronix was off and growing at an impressive rate. The years of 1985 and 1986 were years of growth and a solid customer base was built during these years.
In April of 1988, due to a difference in goals for the company, Terry purchased his partner’s stock in the corporation and became the sole owner of Agri-Tronix. He maintains this position today.
Agri-Tronix has steadily grown from a part-time, home office business to an international agricultural electronics provider. Despite its growth, Agri-Tronix and its employees continue to believe in the “small business mentality” that has made it what it is today.
A Word about the Employees...
I often get asked, “What makes Agri-Tronix unique from other companies?”. I promptly say, “The employees of Agri-Tronix are the key to the success of this business”. I once had a customer say to me, “You know, I call Agri-Tronix all the time and I know you guys have to have bad days, but I have never once talked to a person that was not extremely friendly and helpful”. Our employees’ commitment to providing you with the best possible service has been demonstrated again and again. I have come in early in the morning to find an employee that has been at the company all night to get a unit ready for a customer to pick up in the morning. At times, we have had employees running through the building to process orders that were called in as the UPS truck was backing up to our dock. Our employees know that waiting an extra day could be too late when you are racing against Mother Nature. During planting season and harvest season, 12 and 14 hour days are the norm, rather than the exception. I have employees that set their alarm to get up at 2:00 in the morning to talk to our customers in Australia. And the part that makes them unique is that they are not doing this for themselves. They are doing it for you, our customer, because they know that farming is not a hobby to you, it’s how you make a living.