Full-time employees of Farmers Union Oil in Terry are picturedt: Scott Shannon, Bev Ostermiller and Larry Keltner. Keltner, who began his duties as branch manager on August 8, replaces Glenn Pehl, who resigned in late July.
By Kay Braddock
As the new branch manager of Farmers Union Oil in Terry, Larry Keltner says he is looking forward to improving on what is already in place.
“I’m hoping more people can feel comfortable to stop by and have a cup of coffee or stop in for conversation,” Keltner said.
Along with offering the same quality of services, Keltner said he hopes to increase the variety of goods sold.
“I would like to expand our product base,” Keltner said, pointing out he plans to talk with customers and gain a general feel for what most buyers want and need.
Cooperatives, like Farmer Union Oil of Circle and Terry, have definite advantages, he said. “It makes it easier to serve our customers if they are as interested in keeping our doors open.”
Farmers Union Oil in Terry offers a fuel pumping station, along with bulk fuel and propane delivery, delivery and application of pesticides as well as many in store products for farming, ranching and automotive needs.
A Terry native, Keltner has spent the past six and a half years working as an agriculture loan officer at US Bank in Miles City. He and his wife Stefanie and their three children live one mile west of Terry. Along with the anticipation of tackling the duties his new position offers, Keltner also shared he’s looking forward to working closer to home, allowing him to take part in more of his children’s school activities.
Keltner is a 1988 graduate of Terry High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University - Bozeman in 1993.
Published August 24, 2011