Catching up at the Underwood I-80 Truck Stop

We recently caught up with Keith Crandall at the Underwood I-80 Truck Stop.  

YANT Equipment is fortunate to have worked for Keith since the early 90’s, a lifer client.

“YANT always goes the distance for us”, says Keith. “In the early years we worked with Dave and now Jared is running things and doing a great job. Our truck stop has many needs from the pumps to the registers and beyond and the guys at YANT are always dependable. Wally has taken care of us for many years, always answers the call, goes the distance and been just an outstanding trouble shooter. I’ve used or tried other providers in the past, they were all slow to respond and didn’t come close to the service I get from YANT. Their guys have then knowledge that I need. They are innovated, too and bring new ideas to help make a better process for my customers and me which I appreciate.”

I’ve used or tried other providers in the past, they were all slow to respond and didn’t come close to the service I get from YANT. Their guys have then knowledge that I need. They are innovative, too and bring new ideas to help make a better process for my customers and me which I appreciate.

Thank you Keith for your business and kind words. YANT exists today because of customers like you. 

Bulk Oil Storage and Dispensing

Yant Equipment has a variety of bulk oil storage and dispensing systems, ready for any of your bulks storage needs. Our storage options are customizable to any type of product, from oil, to diesel, to DEF to windshield washer fluid.

Award Winning Yant Employees

The Yant team celebrated “Yant Day” at a team picnic a few weeks ago. It was a wonderful opportunity to gather as a team and celebrate summer.

We took some time to honor two special employees – Wally and Alan were recognized for more than 30 years of “Service & Dedication” to Yant Equipment.

The phrase “Service & Dedication” has so many meanings in our business. As a company, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality service to each of our customers. Wally and Alan have always been great resources to everyone on the Yant team. They share their experience and knowledge of all types of Petroleum Equipment and Fuel Systems with our customers and each person on the Yant team.

Wally and Alan’s dedication to Yant Equipment is demonstrated by more than 3 decades of tried-and-true commitment to all our Agricultural, Petroleum, and Industrial partners.

“Their degree of loyalty is a great example of our core values at Yant Equipment,” said Jared Baker, president of Yant Equipment. “They are the foundation of our family owned and operated petroleum business.”

We are proud to honor Wally and Alan for their “Service & Dedication”.  Yant Equipment provides honest and reliable fueling solutions, and they both have provided Yant Equipment customers faithfully and for more than 30 years.  

What Makes Us Work – Meet Wally Brandquist

Wally Brandquist is the Service Manager for YANT Equipment, and he has been the backbone of our service team for more than 30 years.

At YANT Equipment, we think of Wally as our Swiss army knife. He is our go-to guy – he masters any task in front of him!

Wally keeps our service team running smoothly every day. He is responsible for prioritizing and routing all work orders. He manages our qualified team of service technicians, keeping them operating like a well-oiled machine.

Wally brings an incredible amount of experience and expertise to the service team, and that benefit is passed on to every YANT customer. His extensive network throughout Nebraska and Iowa means he knows the right person for every task.

We can’t do what we do without Wally – a huge part of What Makes Us Work.

Thank you Wally!

Yant Equipment Celebrates Yant Day

In early August, we celebrated “Yant Day” – a day for the Yant family to gather for fun and appreciation.

Yant employees and their families enjoyed a day of fun at the lake, including a bags tournament, Frisbee toss challenge and food and drinks for the Yant employees and their families. We had raffles, prizes and awards, including the 30-Plus Years of Service and Dedication Award. Congratulations to Wally and Alan.

Yant Day is an opportunity to gather as a team for fun, and to show our appreciation to the dedicated, hard-working members of the Yant team! We truly have the best team, and it was a fun day celebrating!

We’d like to give a special shout-out to Abbie who planned all the details for this fun event – Yant Day 2021 was a huge success!

What Makes Us Work – Meet Alan Horst

Alan Horst is the Installation and Construction Manager for YANT Equipment and serves as the foreman at our construction sites.

Alan has more than 30 years’ experience working with petroleum equipment, and you won’t find anyone who knows and understands petroleum systems better than him. So much of fuel systems are unseen, buried beneath the concrete, and his knowledge and perfection when it comes to constructing is crucial.

In his role as project foreman, Alan keeps construction sites running smoothly, managing teams and sub-contractors on new installation construction projects.

Our customers benefit from Alan’s extensive knowledge and understanding of fluid dynamics and flow. His expertise in refined fuel systems is pivotal to successful construction projects.
Alan is a huge part of What Makes Us Work – thanks for the expertise you bring to the YANT team, Alan!

DeNio Farms

We recently caught up with YANT Equipment customer Greg and Joel DeNio at their farm near Dows Iowa, where the midseason beans and corn are looking good. 

Greg remembered meeting the YANT staff at the Iowa Ag Expo in Des Moines many years ago and helping tear down the booth after the show. We appreciate that to this day, Greg. 

The DeNio’s are long time YANT customers mainly for pumps and fuel systems.

“We like working with YANT Equipment because they are a family owned business like ours, with great people that are dependable, professional and quick to respond. They do what they say and we never have to ask them twice for any of our needs. We call and order a part and it arrives. They have great service at a fair price”, says Gregg De Niro. “We’ve noticed how they have grown, too and can understand why, they’re just good people to work with” 

Thank you for your words, Greg. We appreciate your business. Good luck the rest of the season and a healthy harvest. 

Welcome Patrick!

YANT Equipment is happy to announce the addition of Patrick Fiala to our team. Patrick brings more than 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry to his role as Branch Manager of our Lincoln office.

Patrick will collaborate with Nick Shanno branch manager in Omaha, and will rely on his extensive industry knowledge to serve customers across the region.

Patrick is a reliable fueling solutions expert, and he knows fueling equipment inside and out. He will work with customers to find the most efficient solution to meet their needs and provide fair and honest pricing and advice.

“Patrick’s experience and networking connections will allow YANT to more efficiently serve our customers,” says Nick. “They will benefit from his honest, expert advice, and his deep knowledge of fueling equipment.”

Originally from David City, NE, Patrick grew up on the family farm. He started his career in the petroleum industry and worked with YANT Equipment for many years before joining our team.

“I’ve known the YANT team for a long time, and I trust this company, so I was happy for the opportunity to join this team,” says Patrick. “YANT is a family-owned company, and I like the family feel here.”

When he’s not working, Patrick enjoys family time with his wife and two kids. This summer you’ll find him watching his daughter play softball.

Welcome to the YANT team, Patrick, we are looking forward to many great years together!