Bates Corporation was organized in 1965. The family owned and operated business was started by Jay Bates as a livestock trucking company.
Today the local business has an international reach as it sells new, used, and rebuild IH tractor parts to a world wide market via the Internet, telephone, and walk-ins.
Jay and Sue Bates along with daughters Teresa Barnhart and Patricia Kitch, are the present owners.
The company currently has 10-15 employees depending upon the season.