Sen. Cannella Names N & S Tractor 12th Senatorial District's 2011 Small Business of the Year

Monday, June 6, 2011

During a luncheon reception in Sacramento in honor of California Small Business Day, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today recognized N & S Tractor and owner Arthur Nutcher as the 12th Senatorial District’s 2011 Small Business of the Year.

“N & S Tractor has a decades-long history of serving and supporting communities around Merced and Stanislaus Counties. Arthur Nutcher and his employees continue to carry on his father’s legacy of good old-fashioned service not only in their stores, but also by investing in the next generation of farmers and ranchers through the Future Farmers of America, 4-H and other community-based organizations,” said Cannella. “N & S Tractor is a terrific example of the good work small businesses are doing all across California to support our local economies and our local communities, and I’m proud to honor this Central California company.”

Co-sponsored by a coalition of small-business organizations, California Small Business Day provides legislators and advocacy organizations a unique opportunity to honor the important role small businesses play in communities across California. Since the award’s establishment in 2000, legislators have recognized small businesses in their districts for their contributions to the local economy and for their community and charitable service.

“When my father started N & S Tractor company 57 years ago, his highest commitment was always to service – both for his customers and for his local community,” said N & S Tractor owner Arthur Nutcher. “That’s a tradition we’re proud to continue upholding across our three stores, and we look forward to contributing and investing in our local communities for decades to come.”

N & S Tractor was founded by Ray Nutcher and Sam Stevinson in 1954 in Merced, California. Since its founding, the company has shared its time and resources to promote agriculture in Merced and Stanislaus counties by supporting local Future Farmers of America and 4-H clubs, as well as many faith-based and community-based organizations. Today, N & S Tractor employs approximately 100 people at its Turlock, Dos Palos and Merced locations and supplies equipment and parts to customers around the world.

Photo Caption: On behalf of N & S Tractor owner Arthur Nutcher, Bob Nutcher, left, accepts a resolution from Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) honoring the company as the 12th Senatorial District’s 2011 Small Business of the Year.
Photo Credit: Jessica Hsiang, Office of Senator Anthony Cannella