Dealer News

Godfrey Bros., a single-store Deere dealer in Jonesville, Mich., has been acquired by GreenMark Equipment. GreenMark now has 16 locations throughout Southwestern Michigan and Northwestern Indiana. Godfrey Bros. was Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year in 2014. Dave Kanicki, editor and publisher at Ag Equipment Intelligence, wrote a commentary on the sale. Find it at FarmEquip.org/Godfrey.

Western Equipment, LLC, and Green Country Equipment, LLC, both Deere dealers, will merge their operations beginning Sept. 30. The new company will operate as Western Equipment, LLC. The merged dealership will have 21 locations with 12 in Texas, eight in Oklahoma, and one in New Mexico.

Grossenburg Implement, Inc. has acquired two more Deere dealerships: YC Inc. Bentz Equipment in Belle Fourche, and Sundance Equipment in Sundance, Wyo. Grossenburg Implement serves western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming, and southeastern Montana.

The Brandt Group of companies announced an acquisition of Nortrax, taking over dozens of Deere construction and forestry dealerships in eastern Canada. The acquisition brings all of the Deere construction and forestry dealerships under control of Brandt, operating 56 dealerships across Canada. The deal is expected to close on October 25.

Titan Machinery is acquiring the Case IH dealership Uglem-Ness Co. in Northwood, N.D. with the retirement of owner and principal Bruce Uglem.

Titan Machinery posted a 9.1 percent increase in ag equipment revenues during the quarter ending July 31. Its construction equipment segment also saw a strong 8.4 percent improvement, but international sales slipped 3.7 percent. Consolidated revenues were up 6 percent.

Royal Reesink has expanded its Canadian presence with the addition of two companies: genAG Inc. and Hepson Equipment Inc., both based in Manitoba.
Sources: Companies, Capital Journal in Pierre, S.D., CTV News Regina,
and Farm Equipment