Dealer News

The Prairie farm equipment sales and service arm of the Jim Pattison Group will close its dealership at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan at the end of the year.

The Pattison store was part of the Maple Farm Equipment chain before Pattison (Maple Farm’s majority owner since 2014 and sole owner since late 2016) merged it with two other chains during 2017 to form the new operation.

The merger of the Maple Farm, JayDee AgTech and Nykolaishen Farm Equipment chains formed a 19-store network under the Pattison banner, with nine in eastern Saskatchewan, two in western Manitoba and eight in western Saskatchewan.

Elliff Motors in Harlingen, Texas, will build an $800,000 facility to sell and service Kubota tractors and construction equipment.

“We’re opening a full-line Kubota dealership, everything from residential to commercial to ag,” said Collin Stewart, a member of the family at Elliff and a manager at the dealership’s current location.

Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. has appointed Gerald (“Jerry”) Schiefelbein as its chief financial officer beginning Jan. 6.

Schiefelbein will serve as key member of RME’s executive leadership team.

President and CEO Garrett Ganden said the company has been “patient and purposeful about selecting the right candidate for this role” and is “confident that we have the right person” in Schiefelbein.

Sources: Farm Equipment, Rocky Mountain