To our valued customers,
We are excited to announce that as of March 3, 2021 Ag-West Distributing has been acquired by Heartland AG Systems, headquartered in Hutchinson, MN. The two combined will result in a footprint with 12 locations spanning 17 states from the Midwest through the Pacific Northwest. Heartland AG Systems locations now include Hutchinson, MN, Ames, IA, , WI, Marshall, MO, Grand Island, NE, Great Bend, KS, Mitchell, SD, Garrison and Manvel, ND, Great Falls, MT, Burley, ID and Moses Lake, WA.
Heartland AG Systems is the most focused dealership in the industry. Since 1965, they have been committed to one thing: their customer’s application business. In 2019, Heartland Ag and AG Systems merged to form the largest Case IH commercial application dealership in North America. Today, Heartland AG Systems has more employees focused on the application business than any other dealer. They are the largest Case IH commercial application distributor in North America. In addition to selling a complete line of application equipment, for more than 50 years, they have also been manufacturers themselves. Heartland AG Systems Equipment offers industry-leading application support products including tenders, spreaders, liquid trailers, applicators, and parts.
What was most important to Ag-West during this transaction was to ensure that our core values and the level of service that we provide could be carried on. We are confident that this is true throughout the acquisition and beyond. Heartland AG Systems has been successful and experienced growth in recent years, investing in people, technologies and facilities. They continue to adapt and meet the needs of customers as the industry trends change, and are truly the most focused team in the business.
Benefits of the Acquisition:
- Increased inventory of application equipment, parts and products.
- Factory-direct application support equipment from Heartland AG Systems Equipment including tenders, spreaders, liquid trailers, liquid applicators, NH3 trailers and parts
- An industry-leading number of application-focused experts and support staff ready to serve you.
While this is an exciting development, we would like to emphasize that day-to-day business will not change. Ag-West employees and expertise have always been the key to our customer success. As we are integrated into the broader Heartland AG Systems name, we will retain the same values we always have (The Best People, The Best Products, The Best Service). And as the busy season approaches, we remain committed to continuing our application-focused services with no interruption.
We look forward to our continued partnership and opportunity to provide you with the solutions for your continued success. Mike Nelson will be retiring from the business and Don Knopp will continue on as the Northwest Regional Manager for Heartland AG Systems. Thank you for the past 35 years of business and we look forward to the future.
Attached is a press release announcing the acquisition and information on Heartland AG Systems. You can also learn more about them on their website at www.heartlandag.com. If you have any questions, please call our main office at 800-334-9120.
Don Knopp and Mike Nelson