Altorfer Inc. Welcomes Dix, IL Store Manager

Welcome John Kern as Store Manager for Dix, IL Ag Location

Clinton, IL (September 1, 2010) – Altorfer Inc. is pleased to announce John Kern as the store manager for the new Dix, IL ag location; set to open in the late fourth quarter of 2010.

Kern joins the Altorfer Ag Division with 23 years of experience working in the farm equipment business in southern Illinois. 

His experience includes 14 years with two competitive dealerships; as both a farm equipment salesman and general manager, and also as the ag manager and salesman for a neighboring Caterpillar dealership for nine years.

Originally from the Vandalia, Illinois area, where he grew up on his family farm, Kern will soon reside in Mt. Vernon, Illinois with his wife and daughter.

About Altorfer Inc.
For over 50 years, Altorfer Inc. has served the construction, agriculture, landscaping and trades, manufacturing, material handling, rental, mining, government, trucking and power generation industries.

Our ag division offers the full lines of Challenger, Lexion, RoGator and TerraGator equipment and parts. We also offer a full range of Caterpillar® compact equipment and work tools for your utility needs.

Our full-service ag headquarters is located in Clinton, IL, with two ag parts locations in Cedar Rapids, IA and Sterling, IL. Construction is also underway for an additional full-service facility in Dix, IL; to be open late in the fourth quarter. Our territory covers Southeast Iowa, Northeast Missouri, and the entire state of Illinois, with sales and service representatives spread throughout the area to assist you with all of your equipment needs.

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