Local Couple Purchases Power Pac Inc.posted on July 5, 2018
MARSHFIELD — July 2, 2018 — Ownership of Power Pac Inc. officially changed hands today as Josh and Mandy Witt of Marshfield purchased the company from Mike Trulen.
The couple, having grown up in Marshfield, look forward to continuing the legacy that was built by the Trulens over the last 55 years.
“Mike and Cheri Trulen have built an extremely solid foundation that we look forward to building upon,” says Josh Witt, co-owner of Power Pac Inc. “We are grateful and humbled they have given us the opportunity to carry on the dream they’ve built.”
Power Pac Inc., a powersports and equipment dealership, was established in 1963 by Mike Trulen’s father, Sid Trulen, and sold mainly Scorpion snowmobiles. Trulen took over ownership of the dealership in 1976 and grew the business by adding brands such as John Deere, Polaris, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and STIHL.
“When I took over the business, our revenue was around $250,000 and we sold and serviced mainly snowmobiles,” says Mike Trulen. “My dream was to grow the business my father built. That dream continues with passing on the business to a couple Cheri and I feel has a vision for growth.”
Mike’s vision for the company included being a source of support for the local community. Power Pac is a sponsor and contributor to a number of local charities and events.
“We admired the support Power Pac has shown the community for several years,” says Mandy Witt, new co-owner of Power Pac. “When looking for business opportunities in the area, this was a prerequisite for us. We want to continue to give back to the community where we grew up, went to school and helped shape who we are today. Having lived in other cities in our twenties, we truly believe that Marshfield is special.”
Trulen didn’t make the decision to sell the business lightly and wants to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for customers and employees. He will consult through the end of 2018. Josh joined the Power Pac team as the company’s general manager in March to familiarize himself with the business and is no stranger to dealership management having spent the last nine years in the ag dealership industry.
“Our customers and employees have always been the backbone of this business,” says Trulen. “I want to thank our customers and my team for the many years of business, relationships and fun. I owe this community everything.”
“We intend to keep the core values of Power Pac Inc. in place including our dedication to customer service,” says Josh. “This has been a family business since day one and we want to continue the legacy and hope to pass the business to our own children someday.”
About Power Pac Inc. Established in 1963, Power Pac Inc. began as a snowmobile dealership selling Scorpion snowmobiles. After taking over ownership in 1976, Mike Trulen expanded the portfolio of brands, and Power Pac Inc. is now an authorized dealer of Honda Power, John Deere, Kawasaki, Polaris®, Polaris Slingshot®, Stihl®, Suzuki and Yamaha. Josh and Mandy Witt took over ownership in 2018. The dealership offers a wide selection of ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and UTVs and houses sales, financing, service and parts departments. For more information about Power Pac Inc., visit powerpacequipment.com or follow Power Pac on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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