Mid-County Newsletter MCnewsletter-fall06

Mid-County Messenger www.midcountycoop.com Fall 2006 Working to Make Your Co-op Better with Honesty, Integrity, Value Mid-County Messenger Mid-County Coop Contact Information General Manager Bill Reimers (952) 466-3721 Bill Belinda Ben Bob Charley Cody [email protected] Agronomy Manager Kent Fabel (952) 466-3730 [email protected] Agronomist Joe Forner (952) 466-3730 Corey Dale Del Dick Doug Jerry [email protected] Agronomy Production Specialist Doug Kraska (952) 466-3730 [email protected] Certified Energy Specialist Rafael Lozada (952) 466-3720 Jim Joe Joyce Julie Kent Lynn [email protected] Service Manager Jim Jochum In Memory of John Dettmann 4/30/54 - 7/18/06 Quay Raf Nikki Zach (952) 466-3710 [email protected] Petroleum Operations Quay Zander (952) 466-3727 [email protected] Office Manager Belinda Storms Vol. 10 www.midcountycoop.com Fall 2006 It’s quality that gives you staying power! Being a car guy, I like to see how long a car can run before it is worn out. I can recall two of our per- sonal vehicles that have started as my wife’s car, and ended up with my kids driving them. One car had clocked 200,000 miles, and the other had 250,000 before the other parts of the car wore out, while the motor is still running like a top. Of course, I would like to take credit for their ability to last so long, but the common theme for all my vehicles is they have all been serviced by Mid-County Coop with quality products, (gas, oils and service) since they were new. Mid-County has that same kind of staying power as a com- pany. You can’t just say you have quality; you have to invest in quality. First, you have to have qual- ity people. We need the type of employee that can look through the eyes of a customer. Second, you have to have quality prod- ucts. Bill Reimers General Manager [email protected] At our Auto, Truck and Tire Center, we use quality NAPA parts and quality Goodyear tires and quality trained technicians. When it comes to petroleum, we practice what we preach. Our field equipment runs on Cenex Fieldmaster with soy, and our road trucks run on Cenex Road- master with soy! With the many changes in ultra low sulfur diesel fuel this past year, we could have bought fuels that were less per gallon than our Cenex diesel fuels. But when it came decision time for our customers, they chose the quality product. We have also hired a Certi- fied Energy Specialist, Rafael Lozada to assist our energy and lubricant customers. Agronomy is no different; we recently hired Doug Kraska as our Agronomy Production Spe- cialist, who comes close to 28+ years of experience, to comple- ment Kent and Joe’s 30+ years of experience. Doug will also be assisting customers in identify- ing top quality Seed Genetics, plant food programs, and weed control programs. We recently purchased the Cologne Car Wash to comple- ment our Convenience Store. With the property being right next door, we feel this will be a great addition. We want to be a leader in the convenience store business by offering E85 gas, Soy Diesel, a full deli, and now, a car wash. As always, we are working to make your Co-op better with Honesty, Integrity and Value. (952) 466-3723 [email protected] Cenex Convenience Store Cologne Manager Del Gallup (952) 466-5657 [email protected] Controller Dick Pauly (952) 466-3724 [email protected] 700 W. Lake St. Cologne, MN (952) 466-3700 Office (952) 466-3715 Fax www.midcountycoop.com Hon esty • Inte grity • Val ue Dick Pauly Controller [email protected] H O N E S T Y Richard J. Pauly has been hired as financial controller. Prior to his employment at Mid-County, Dick worked and lived in both Seoul and Inchon, Korea serving in execu- tive management positions for Korea Spicer Corporation, and Dana Korea Co., Ltd. Dick comes to Mid-County with broad experience and accomplishments in accounting, finance, banking, strategic planning, marketing, mergers/acquisitions, team building, and leadership. Serving You With: • I N T E G R I T Y (952) 466-3700 • 888-466-3700 700 West Lake Street, P.O. Box 177, Cologne • VA L U E