Mid-State Hosts Dealers in Fargo

05.04.11 Mid-State Dist.

Tom, Randy and Mark 

Mid-State Fargo

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FARGO, ND (05.04.11) – The Mid-State Distributing dealer show in Fargo, April 29th and 30th, completed the company’s 3-city show spring schedule. Events in Shreveport and Omaha preceded the Fargo show.

“Hosting dealers in our Fargo facility demonstrated our commitment to the 12volt category in our northern territory” Tom Kolar, Mid-State’s national sales manager, relayed to 12voltnews.com.

Accele's Cary Ireland answers a question for a dealer.

Over 50 dealers from North and South Dakota, Minnesota and western Wisconsin traveled to Fargo to see the latest 12volt gear from Mid-State Distributing’s key vendors, spend time in classroom type product training sessions, pick up on some super show specials and enjoy a delicious meal.

Randy Balzum, who purchases mobile electronics products for Mid-State, said “Some dealers traveled close to 300 miles to attend our show. We took great care to deliver a return on the time and energy they invested to come to our show in Fargo. Everyone on the Mid-State Fargo staff enjoyed spending time with our dealers. I enjoyed spending time over the grill preparing burgers for lunch and thick steaks for dinner. That was just another way we showed our dealers we appreciate their business.”

Scottie Johnson, XS Power, speaks with Randy Fournier of CR Auto Glass who drove nearly 300 miles from Dickinson, ND to attend the show.

Vendors and staff on site included Pioneer – Nick Czupek, XS Power – Scottie Johnson, Accele – Cary Ireland, Vizualogic – Aaron Lyle, Clarion – John Wilson and Jeff Blair, Renegade Audio – Al Congdon, PIE – Kevin Allen, idataLink – Robert DiCesare, JBL/Infinity – Joe Walter and Metra – Eric Kligman.Pioneer, Clarion, Renegade, JBL/Infinity, Metra and idataLink conducted extensive product training sessions for dealers who attend the Mid-State event. Kligman told 12voltnews.com “We covered new kits and our new steering wheels control products. Dealers were extremely interested in our new offerings.”

Dealers had an opportunity to attend product training sessions from Pioneer, Clarion, Renegade Audio, JBL/Infinity, Metra and idataLink.

“All our staff members in Fargo contributed to arranging our warehouse and facility for the show. Seeing our dealers attend training sessions, enjoy a delicious meal and load their vehicles with show special deals put a smile on everyone’s face” Fargo branch manager Mark Sample commented to 12voltnews.com.

While at the show dealers experienced the JBL MS-8 system in the dynamite Durango demo vehicle.

The 12volt season is finally approaching the northern tier of the US. Snow, hopefully the last of the season, fell on Sunday, May 1st – the day following the Mid-State Fargo show.

For more information visit www.midstatedistributing.com/.

Renegade Audio's Al Congdon (C) with Mid-State's Scott Neil, Larry Stolt, Brad Johnson and Jim DeCrans.

Mark Sample is ready to take the burgers for lunch to the grill.

Dealers seated for a steak dinner.

Randy Balzum, with his WeFest hat on, readies a steak for a member of the Buffy's team who came in from Morehead, MN.

Pioneer's Nick Czupek headed to add some salad to the thick steak on his plate