Behind the Desk
Name: Carl “C.A.” Detwiler
Company name: Forsheys Ag & Industrial
Address: 110 Forshey St., Martinsburg
Telephone number: 793-3791
Position: General manager/owner
Years with company: 10
Family: Wife, Valerie; and daughter, Carley.
What products or services does your company provide?
We are a full-line machinery dealer offering the following product lines: New Holland, Kuhn and Kioti tractors; and Grasshopper, Mustang, Rhino and Landoll. We also offer parts and service for the lines we carry.
Who are your customers?
Most of our customers come from agriculture, but we also work with construction and consumer customers.
What is your business day like?
It’s a mix of managing employees, dealing with the suppliers and selling equipment to customers.
What is the best business advice you have received?
A business needs to make sure it is staying on top of trends and changes in its industry so it can maintain its place in the market.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned on the job?
As soon as you think you have things figured out, something will change and you will realize you didn’t know as much as you thought.
What does the future hold?
The future will bring changes to my business as the ag industry goes through its changes. As a result, we will need to continue to diversify our product line and customer base.