Agri-Services bought by Wilbur-Ellis 03.09.2011

Written by David Green.

Agri-Services, with branches in Lyons and Munson, has a new owner.

Wilbur-Ellis Company announced last week that it has purchased the assets of Agri-Services.  Agri-Services, founded in 1997, offers a full-line of agronomy services and products to the agriculture producers in the area.  Corn, soybeans and wheat are the primary crops the company services. The acquisition will expand Wilbur-Ellis’ coverage in the Great Lakes region.

“The Agri-Services purchase is a strategic fit that will complement our existing business and is important to help achieve our long-term growth plan of expanding our boundaries,” said Herold Peebles, vice president, Great Lakes Operations at Wilbur-Ellis. “We continue to deliver the highest level of crop expertise, new technologies and quality products to our customers.”

“We’re really excited for the new opportunities that this will bring to our customers and employees,” said Kevin Ford, president of Agri-Services.  “Wilbur-Ellis brings great value and commitment to servicing their customers and suppliers, and their knowledge and expertise in fertilizer and crop consulting, for example, will help put both our companies in a strong market position.”

Agri-Services also has locations in Archbold and Pulaski, Ohio. Kevin Ford, now branch manager, will report to Tim Boals who is the Great Lakes area manager.

Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients.

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