Changes are coming to our Highway 20 location in Watertown!

Changes are coming to our Highway 20 location in Watertown!

Dear Sioux Valley Coop Customers,

Throughout the past few years, we’ve been monitoring a dramatic shift in the automotive service industry. Changing technology and increasing competition has had a significant impact on our business and our ability to drive revenue. For example, if you purchase a car, many dealerships will include service appointments (tire rotations, oil changes, etc.) as part of the purchase price. Also, the customer we serviced then is not the same customer we service today. Customers drive newer vehicles that require advanced technology and tools for servicing that we don’t have. This is not a sign of failure. Rather, this is the evolution of an industry.

Given these changes, our board of directors made the decision to exit the automotive service business and close our service shop on Highway 20 in Watertown effect May 31st, 2017. Once the shop has been closed, an auction will be held June 10th, 2017 in an effort to liquidate tools, office furniture, etc. In July, work will begin on the convenience store to transform it into a newly renovated, full-fledged convenience store.

We realize this is an inconvenience, however, the end results will benefit our community and the needs of our customers.  During construction, there are a few key details we would like to make you aware of:

  • Business will remain as usual our 24 hour Cardtrol location on south Highway 81, and our convenience store located on Highway 212. Stop by for all of your fuel needs.
  • You will have the ability to purchase fuel from the pumps at our Highway 20 location with your membership card until June 18th. Outside sales only.
  • If you purchased DEF from our Highway 20 location, we ask that you visit our South Highway 81 Cardtrol. DEF will be available at the pumps.
  • We kindly ask all customers needing signed tickets to go to our Highway 212 location.
  • Our Highway 212 location will also have packaged oil and grease products, and a propane filling station for tanks and RV’s.
  • If you’re looking for propane fittings or other related parts, please call our main office at 605-886-5829.
  • If you’re looking to have your vehicle serviced, we encourage you to check out these local shops who carry our Sioux Valley Coop Cenex products:
    • Community Oil –Roslyn, 486-4358
    • H&B Truck Shop—Watertown, 886-4011
    • Horters Restoration and Repair—Bristol, 492-3641
    • Schucards Westside GMC—Watertown, 886-5694
    • Sioux Valley Repair—Watertown, 880-2084

We are looking forward to this change, and ask that you join us in welcoming this exciting opportunity with an open mind and positive attitude. If you have any questions, please call us at 886-5829.

Sincerely,

 

Jared Landmark, CEO

Sioux Valley Coop

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