Doug’s Market Message

Doug Doll

January 16, 2017

This year has been off to a slower start than previous years. I believe there are several factors, including the weather, that have impacted the market. Along with the weather, we moved our promotional sale back a week and the tax money isn’t available to the retail buyers yet. Hopefully these factors will change over the next few weeks and the market will get back on track.

This week’s sale is a special sale because it marks the start of our 2017 promotional season. Thursday will host our second annual Midwest Days Sale offering 1300 corporate and dealer units. At the conclusion of the sale, one lucky dealer will win a deep freeze stocked with 400 pounds of beef.

Last week, we lost a pioneer in the automotive business with the passing of Marvin Smith. Marvin had been in the car business for most of his life and started his own car lot in 1964. This week, I ask that you remember the Smith family as they celebrate the life of Marvin.

This week’s trivia: What was the first true muscle car and when was it built?

– I look forward to seeing you in the lanes,

Quote of the Week:
“The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.