Mike Wiser is a second-generation family member to run South Central Diesel, Inc. Mike’s father, Jim, opened the shop in 1971 after being a former service manager for John Deere dealership. Although he did well at the dealership he saw that diesel injection in his future, so he parted ways with the dealership and opened his first shop. Even though he wanted to concentrate on making a name for himself in injection being a mechanic by trade he still serviced tractors, swathers, and other types of farm equipment and trucks. Mike, and his dad before him, has kept up with the ever-changing world of diesel fuel injection with the best equipment available and is a distributor for most of the O.E. turbo manufacturers. In 1998 they began selling and installing diesel performance products, including Banks Power products. “The Banks product is premium,” said Mike, “it does what it says it’s supposed to do and we trust it.
Mike took over the business from his father in 1994. Both of the Wiser boys have always promoted a good work environment, and as such, they have retained a lot of their employees over the years. A good example of the longevity of employment there is an employee who has worked there for 32 years, with others almost just as long. “It makes coming to work and running the business more enjoyable when you have good guys by your side,” said Mike, “There’s a lot of experience here, and the customers really benefit from it.”
As far as company growth SCD keeps growing. “We’ve grown about 20 times larger than we were in 1994. Today we’re at 7 bays, we have a cylinder head machine shop, and we can accommodate just about any service or repair. Of course, we’ve had our ups and downs like any business, but we’ve always been there for the customer. I work with guys that do a really good job, which helps the company grow. Along with having a good crew servicing the customer is paramount to continued growth. We always strive to treat the customer well and offer them what they need and want.”
South Central Diesel, Inc
115 So. East Avenue
Holdrege, Nebraska 68949