Saturday, January 27, 2007
If someone wanted exclusive rights to the advertising for a month at a time or for longer, this could be arranged. Notice what I have done with Montana Tractors. If the company were to feed me info to put on the site, I could work this into a blog and really support their efforts.
I am beginning to gain readership and with the massive search engines, we could try to work it so that when people searched the word tractor or Montana, this site might pop in to the search engine. The interst in this site might intrigue them to pull it up and read about the product.
Of course the above is just an example.
The power of the blog in advertising is just being realized.
If you have any interest in this please email me by clicking here
Please put in the subject line blog advertising. This will keep me from trashing the email as spam.
It might help to know that I have been the VP of Technology in a large business, I have a masters degree in business, I have over 20 years of lending experience and I have a minor degree in English. Put this talent to work for you.
I also have a unique blog called Hillbilly-Willy. It has great readership. That blog could be worked into this also.
Friday, January 26, 2007
The company started in the spring of 2004 from scratch, with financial backing of three private individuals. Growth has been solid since then, said CEO Rodney Miller recently at the company's annual dealer meeting. The company doesn't reveal actual numbers of tractors sold, but 2006 dollar sales were about $80 million. That represents a 48% jump in retail sales over the previous year, at a time when overall sales of compact and utility tractors were down several points.
Montana now has over 350 dealers, many of them located in the sunbelt states from Texas to the east coast. That's the "hotbed" geography of many new acreage dwellers. "We're still trying to figure out who these people are, and give them a quality product, with value," says Miller. "Many of them are first-time landowners, and they may take a little different kind of service. They may have never operated a tractor before."
Montana doesn't have any of its own manufacturing facilities. Rather, it buys tractors and some components from other companies and does assembly work at its Springdale, Arkansas, facilities, addng the Montana brand label. Over 80% of the tractors come from a Korean Company, LS Technologies, that makes the leading tractor brand in that market.
Miller says that 94% of all Montana tractors are sold with a loader attached. The Montana loaders, as well as a full line of other attachments, are specially designed and made for Montana by other manufacturers. "Our goal is to build the kind of tractor that people want to buy," he says. One of our advantages is that we're nimble - we can react quickly to market signals."
Most Montana dealers are non-traditional equipment dealers from a farm standpoint, says Miller. The best ones are often on the fringes of a metro area, and do not offer another tractor brand, although that's not a requirement.
He expects 2007 to be a year of growth for his company, but perhaps not to the degree of it's first three years. "Higher commodity prices could help bring about an increase in sales of big tractors, and our lineup will follow along with that," Miller predicts.
To contact Montana or locate a dealer call 800/872-1910 or visit them on the Web at www.montanatractors.com
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Here is what they say about their company.
Springdale, AR -----Montana Tractors has announced its acquisition of 80 acres of land in Tarboro, North Carolina. This purchase further develops Montana's strategic plan for distribution of tractors in the Eastern United States. Montana Tractors is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas and currently distributes all Montana products from that central location.
Montana Tractors' officials made the announcement at the First Annual North American Dealers Meeting and Expo, January 5th-7th. Montana also introduces numerous new products including a line of 70 horsepower Tractors, and the new Subcompact Montana Tractors, in the 23-27 horsepower range.
Montana Tractors has also entered into a letter of intent to purchase a minority stake in Beaver Creek Holdings, LLC which holds 51% of Farmtrac stock. The agreement, pending approval by the Beaver Creek Board of Directors, furthers Montana Tractors' long-range growth strategy. The ownership of Montana Tractors issued this statement regarding the pending purchase: "This fits into our plans to be one of the top five tractor suppliers in the USA in our horsepower range 20-100 hp, by the year 2010." Montana Tractors is owned by J.B. Hunt, Charlie Goforth and Dan Downing. Hunt, Goforth and Downing "are excited about the possibilities this brings for Montana and our valued dealers."
Montana Tractors assembles and distributes tractors in the 27-70 horsepower range across North America through nearly 300 dealers. The owners credit the company's success to great dealers, great products, and a great team of outstanding employees.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Below is a petition that I received in email. This petition addresses something that I believe is very much at the root of some of the problems in our country today even in the rural areas. Here is our government passing bills to take our hard earned money and basically give it to people who are here illegally. That is the term the scares me. The body that makes and upholds the laws of this land is supporting people that are breaking the law. This is what our country has come to.
The petition starts:
My Mom was a homemaker and Dad worked all his life and paid into SS. Dad has passed away and now my mom can barely make ends meet. While the possible "illegal" alien in front of her at the grocery store buys the name brands, my mom goes for the generic brands and day old breads. She doesn't have out of state calling on her phone, because she can't afford it, and shops at the thrift shops and dollar stores while the "illegal" aliens go to Macy's, Gap, J.C. Penny, Banana Republic, etc. She considers having a pizza delivered once a week "eating out". She grew up during the depression, watched her husband go overseas to fight in WW II a year after their marriage, and then they went on to raise, feed and clothe 5 children, scrounging to pay tuition for parochial schools.
I'm sorry, but I can't see how the Senate can justify this slap in the face to born and bred, or naturalized citizens. It is already impossible to live on Social Security alone. If they give benefits to "illegal" aliens who have never contributed, where does that leave us that have paid into Social Security all our working lives?
The Senate voted this week to allow "illegal" aliens access to Social Security benefits. Attached is an opportunity to sign A petition that requires citizenship for eligibility to receive Social services. If you do not wish to sign the petition yourself, please forward on to anyone you think might be interested.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
"On Religious Freedom Day, we commemorate the passage of the 1786 Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, authored by Thomas Jefferson, and we celebrate the First Amendment's protection of religious freedom.
Across the centuries, people have come to America seeking to worship the Almighty freely. Today, our citizens profess many different faiths, and we welcome every religion. Yet people in many countries live without the freedom to worship as they choose and some face persecution for their beliefs. My Administration is working with our friends and allies around the globe to advance common values and spread the blessings of liberty to every corner of the world. Freedom is a gift from the Almighty, written in the heart and soul of every man, woman, and child, and we must continue to promote the importance of religious freedom at home and abroad.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 16, 2007, as Religious Freedom Day. I call on Americans to reflect on the great blessing of religious liberty, endeavor to preserve this freedom for future generations, and commemorate this day with the appropriate events and activities in their schools, places of worship, neighborhoods, and homes.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
GEORGE W. BUSH
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Tuesday, January 9, 2007