RUSSIA — The year 2016 brought a welcome change to Langenkamp Sales and Service in Russia, Ohio. Jack Langenkamp, son of current business owner Jim Langenkamp, graduated from college in May and chose to join his father in the sales and construction of grain bins.
“My decision to join the company marks the third generation for Langenkamp Sales and Service, which was started 50 years ago by my grandfather, the late Eugene Langenkamp,” said Jack Langenkamp, Langenkamp Sales and Service part owner.
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I graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering. His curriculum included not only the standard engineering math and sciences, but also a variety of classes including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and metallurgy. I plan to use the skills I have gained to help my father continue to expand the business and adapt to the ever changing agricultural market.
A trend that Langenkamp Sales and Service has been constantly adapting to over the past several decades is the increase in capacity of the average farm. As small farms are consolidated into larger operations, and new hybrid technology increases crop yields, the demand is evident for more grain storage, faster handling equipment, and higher capacity grain dryers. In 2016, my dad, Jim, and I focused on diversifying their product line to include continuous flow grain dryers to accommodate the speed at which their customers need to process wet grain.
This, along with many other changes realized in 2016, shows growth and development for Langenkamp Sales and Service. We greatly appreciate all their loyal and hardworking customers and look forward to many more years of providing local farmers with products they can be proud of.