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Vavrina Inc.
Junction of

Hwys 15 & 91,

Clarkson, NE 68629
402-892-3444
Fax:

402-892-3448
E-mail:

vavrina@

vavrinainc.com

 
 

1922 to Today

 

 

 

Vavrina Inc. has its roots dating back to 1922. At this time a young entrepreneur, Joe Vacin began a hardware and automotive business in the growing small town of Clarkson, Nebraska. Later in the decade he added a John Deere implement line to his expanding business. Although maintaining and sustaining a business in rural Nebraska during the difficult thirties, Mr. Vacin was able to make his business successful. His secret to success was treating his customers fairly and providing the service that these customers needed.

During this same time, he took his 10 year old fatherless nephew, Ron Vavrina under his wing. Ron joined the business immediately after his graduation from high school. The two even expanded the implement business into the nearby community of Dodge, NE. Consecutive dry years during the 50ís forced them to consolidate back into Clarkson. During the 60ís Mr. Vacin relinquished his daily management duties of the business to his nephew. This grew into the conventional grain storage and drying business with the addition of a York bin contract in 1977 and a Butler contract in 1978.  Brock (CTB) bought the rights to Butler bins in 1997.

Being an expansion minded businessman, Ron recognized the need for on farm, air tight, sealed grain storage silos. This venture required the need to build these structures, consequently a construction department was developed and organized.

In 1974, Ron felt the need to add a center pivot irrigation sales and service department to the business. At about the same time, a son, Randy Vavrina, joined the business and was appointed to manage the construction and irrigation divisions of the business. Because it was obvious that the business was growing beyond the scope of its early years, the decision was made to separate the business into the implement/automotive business and the construction/irrigation business. The implement/automotive business kept the name Vacin Inc. and the construction/irrigation business took the name Vavrina Inc.

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