Ryan and Kristi Logemann opened an auto parts and machine store in West Point on April 1.

They have lived in West Point for nearly three years and in April began their ownership of Logemann Auto Parts and Machine, the former Stigge Machine and Supply.

“We had always talked about moving back to West Point especially after having our first child. When we heard Stigge’s was for sale we knew we better jump at the opportunity,” Kristi said.

The Logemans lived in Omaha. Kristi is a registered nurse and Ryan had attended Northeast Community College for automotive and then went on to study diesel repair through Caterpillar at Des Moines Area Community College. He was employed at O’Reilly’s in Ankeny, Iowa.

“We met with the owners Al and Cindy Stigge and two months later Ryan was employed at Stigge’s.”

In those two months Ryan knew he wanted to get back into the parts industry.

“It all fell together,” Kristi said.

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Isn't it great to have such a connection to a place that you would not only want to pack everything up in storage and move there, but you would want to open a business there too? It must really feel like a homecoming for this family to move back into town!

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