Shelby County Co-op Recognized by CountryMark for Exceptional Energy Sales and Service | News

INDIANAPOLIS – CountryMark recently honored Shelby County Co-op and Shelby County Co-op employees for their liquid fuel, lubricant and grease sales and service at the CountryMark 2021 Awards Banquet on November 20.

During the program, three oil sales representatives from the Shelby County Co-op were recognized for their individual achievements. The winners delivered a combined total of over three million gallons of premium CountryMark fuels, 33,000 gallons of professional CountryMark lubricants and over seven thousand pounds of CountryMark grease products.

Shelby County Co-op Oil Sales Representative Jim Robertson has been recognized as one of six CountryMark Triple Crown winners. Triple Crown winners must provide fuel, lubricants and grease to CountryMark Gold Levels. Robertson achieved this coveted goal by providing 1.4 million gallons of fuel, 13,000 gallons of lubricants and nearly five thousand pounds of grease last year alone.

Robertson said an award like this is a prestige.

“CountryMark sets expectations and goals for vendors and drivers, so it’s a to-do list, trying to hit those goals to get that award,” he said.

It was the first time he had won an award like this.

“I have been close, but I have always been small,” he said. “Two years ago, I lost 10,000 gallons of fuel. Last year I had lost 500 pounds of fat. You have to go out and work.

The awards banquet was open to members responsible for energy, petroleum sales representatives and sales specialists through the CountryMark cooperative system.

CountryMark hosted its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis attended by 10 farmer-owned co-ops from the Midwest. To learn more about CountryMark, visit CountryMark.com. To learn more about Shelby County Co-op, visit ShelbyCountyCo-op.com.

(Shelbyville News reporter Hannah Gunnell contributed to this story.)