Butler Ag Equipment, a division of Butler Machinery, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Henkens Equipment of Chadron, Neb., effective January 2, 2015. The acquisition includes the purchase of the Henkens Equipment facility in Chadron, along with new AGCO wholegoods and parts. Both companies, with the support of AGCO, will work closely over the next several months to ensure a seamless transition for Henkens customers. 

“We are excited about the addition of Henkens Equipment to Butler Ag Equipment in Nebraska. As a family-owned business, owners Jim and Marsha Mapes, have proudly served customers in North Western Nebraska for many years. We look forward to continuing the tradition with the Butler family," said Dan Butler, president of Butler Machinery Company. 

Edwin Henkens started Henkens Equipment in 1927. He and his family operated the business until 1995, at which time Jim and Marsha Mapes purchased the business.

“In today’s world of ever changing technology and regulations, it has become harder and harder for us to provide the advanced level of service our customers deserve. Joining the Butler Ag Equipment family will ensure that this dealership with be able to support our customers with the best technologies for years to come," said Jim Mapes, owner of Henkens Equipment.

The acquisition of Henkens Equipment will serve as Butler Ag Equipment’s third full service location in the state of Nebraska and strengthens their commitment to the state’s agricultural equipment market. Butler Ag Equipment also has full-service facilities in Fremont and Pickrell, along with a parts facility in Kearney. 

“As we continue to increase our presence in Nebraska, we look forward to the opportunity of serving all your agriculture equipment needs in the future," said Butler. 

Butler Ag Equipment is a division of Butler Machinery Company headquartered in Fargo, N.D.