On May 24, 2018, KanEquip reached an agreement with McConnell Machinery Co. to acquire its Ottawa, Kan., location and Case IH territory. “The Ottawa store will be the third Case IH dealership within KanEquip, this location will give us the unique opportunity to solely focus on the Case IH brand and lines that compliment it,” stated Bryndon Meinhardt, KanEquip’s Regional Manager. This acquisition will increase the Case IH territory, operating the same as McConnell’s did within Douglas, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Linn, Miami and Osage counties.
KanEquip is a leader in the agricultural and light industrial equipment industries serving primarily agriculture producers as well as government and contractors. “We are anticipating an easy transition since both companies share similar backgrounds and values,” said Craig Goff, general manager. The transition, which is planned for June 21, 2018, will increase KanEquip’s total locations to 9 in Kansas and Nebraska, allowing them to better serve farmers and ranchers of the area.
McConnell Machinery Co. was established in 1936. Over the past 82 years, three generations of the McConnell family have been actively involved in the daily operations and management. McConnell’s will keep the Lawrence store location and Kubota territory.
An Open House will be held at the Ottawa store to give local customers, interested community members and KanEquip employees a chance to meet.