Our History: Growing Stronger Together

Our story begins in 1950, the year Kenneth Bane and Patricia Dazey married. Both came from Wingate, a small town in Montgomery County, Indiana. Entrepreneurs at heart, each supported the other in all their business endeavors. In 1967, Kenneth Bane answered an advertisement in the local newspaper. J. I. Case Company was looking for someone to establish a J. I. Case Dealership in Montgomery County, an area rich in farmland. At first, Patricia thought Kenneth had lost his mind to consider such an undertaking! However, once the decision was made, she became the greatest cheerleader of all. They named their dealership Bane Equipment Sales. The business has evolved through the years.

In 2008, a milestone was reached as Bane-Welker Equipment merged with Central Agri-Power, marking a significant expansion. This strategic move not only broadened their product range but also extended their reach into Ohio, strengthening their presence and impact in the agricultural sector.

The expansion into Ohio was a pivotal moment, allowing Bane-Welker Equipment to bring their expertise and dedication to customer service to a new market. This expansion further solidified their position as a leader in the industry, known for their reliability and commitment to their customers.

Now known as Bane-Welker Equipment, the dealership has grown to include 14 locations throughout Indiana and Ohio. Today, Bane Welker Equipment provides innovative equipment, services, and technological solutions to their customers, resulting in long-term business partnerships. From their humble beginnings in Wingate to their expansion and merger, Bane-Welker Equipment's journey is a testament to their unwavering commitment to agricultural innovation and customer satisfaction.

Our Commitment to Community

Bane-Welker Equipment is deeply committed to giving back to the communities that have supported us throughout our journey. We believe in the importance of being a good corporate citizen, and we strive to make a positive impact wherever we operate. Through various initiatives, such as donations to local charities, sponsorship of community events, and involvement in local schools and organizations, we aim to enrich the lives of those around us. At Bane-Welker Equipment, community is at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to support and serve the communities that have welcomed us with open arms.