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Parts change but not relationships

(LE MARS)--A farm implement dealership employee knows there's one thing that won't change when a Le Mars business moves to new expanded facilities next month.

 

Gene Ruisch of Icon Ag Solutions helps farmers keep their equipment running through his work at the John Deere dealership in Le Mars. A farmer, Ruisch had a desire to get into the parts business in September of 1974 when Virgil Van Beek bought the Le Mars John Deere business.

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From his first years as a mechanic in what he calls the back shop, Ruisch went to the parts department, managed it, managed service and now, works mainly with parts.

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After nearly 40 years at John Deere, Ruisch is looking forward to having one building when ICON moves the business from 170th Street to Key Avenue to open the doors June sixth.

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The business's staff will make the move without Ruisch because he's on his way to Alaska where he and his wife, Adri, cook at a Bible camp for their son for two months. He'll be back when the move to the new quarters is complete. The Ruischs live in Le Mars.

 

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