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Lenexa, KS, United States, 2006/08/08 - Since 1978, Jim Peek’s family has built their family business, Dartco Transmission, through good service and word of mouth - DartcoTransmission.com / FreightQuote.com.
In the past few years, the supplier of industrial transmissions and parts has had to find new ways to market and operate their business in order to stay competitive. So they jumped on the information superhighway.
First Dartco started advertising on the internet, trying different things like banner ads and search engine ads. Very quickly, Dartco was picking up customers all over the U.S. Then the international orders started coming in. “We’ve got customers in every state now,” Peek said.
After being successful with marketing over the internet, Peek started to use the web to help him find new ways to manage his growing business. Dartco uses web portals like Thomasnet to help them locate vendors like Freightquote.com who helps manage Dartco’s growing freight transportation needs. “Just like many of our customers found us on the net, we’ve found vendors and services that we never knew existed,” Peek remarked, “So the web is helping us manage the growth that it helped us get to begin with.”
The success of Dartco’s humble internet efforts was initially surprising, but Peek credits their dedication to their original business model, saying “we’re still committed to good service and good word of mouth, but we’ve used the web to extend those two factors in new places and in new ways.” “We’re not exactly a high-tech business, but we’ve learned to use the high-tech tools very effectively.”
Dartco Transmissions (dartcotransmission.com) manufactures, refurbishes, and distributes new and used transmissions and other engine parts for industrial applications. A certified dealer for Allison and other major brands, the company is one of the largest parts distributors in the Los Angeles area, and serves customers across the U.S. and abroad.
ThomasNet helps industrial sellers target their marketing investment to reach the most qualified industrial buyers online and convert them into customers.
For industrial buyers, ThomasNet.com is where they go to find the exact product, service or supplier they need, when they’re ready to buy. ThomasNet.com gives buyers immediate access to the detailed information they need to make a purchasing or specifying decision, including detailed product or service information, catalogs, CAD drawings, and more. ThomasNet is part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomas Publishing Company, LLC.
Freightquote (FreightQuote.com) is the leading provider of web-based freight transportation management services for small businesses. Founded in 1998 and based in the Kansas City area, the company services over half a million shipments annually.