Bane-Welker Equipment hosts community Toys for Tots drive

Karl Locascio

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN. — Bane-Welker Equipment is proudly supporting the 2022 Toys for Tots drive and will be collecting over toys at all Indiana and Ohio locations from now until December 2, 2022.  

“We are proud to support this effort for a second consecutive year,” stated Jason Bane, president of Bane-Welker Equipment. “Last year, everyone really got into the spirit of it and we had customers and employees who used their red zone rewards points to buy more toys for the children.” 

This type of project aligns well with the Bane-Welker mission of making a positive impact on the communities they serve. 

This year, the Toys for Tots project was initiated by a Bane-Welker employee Justin Butler, a former Marine, who benefitted from the program himself as a child. 

“My passion for helping came from when I was a child and once received toys from this same program,” stated Butler.  “It meant a lot to me then and I wanted to help make a difference in children’s lives now. I feel very proud to be a part of a company who makes time for such important community efforts.”

The toys will be distributed throughout the local communities. 

Last year, Remington collected the most toys with 550. Local FFA chapters helped with the effort. As a complex, Bane-Welker collected 1807 toys. 

For more information, visit your nearest dealership. For more information about the Toys for Tots program or to donate directly to Toys for Tots, visit 

Bane-Welker Equipment, founded in 1967 by the late Kenneth and Patricia Bane, is an agriculture equipment company representing Case IH and other complimentary brands. Bane-Welker offers new and used equipment, parts, sales, service, precision farming, online parts sales and customer support. The company operates nine stores in Indiana including Crawfordsville, La Crosse, Lebanon, Remington, Terre Haute, Pendleton, Plymouth, Winamac and Wingate. The company operates six stores in Ohio including Circleville, Eaton, Georgetown, Plain City, Utica and Wilmington. In 2018, the company became 100% employee owned.  

For more information, please contact Karl Locascio at 765-866-0494 or visit