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.