John Deere dealer True North Equipment has acquired Evergreen Implement Company. With the acquisition, it will add 4 new stores in Minnesota including Warren, Thief River Falls, Mahnomen and Baudette. True North will have 8 retail locations in Minnesota and North Dakota following the acquisition. They also have a resource and training center for customers and employees in Grand Forks, N.D.
Co-owner and vice-president John Onken says between now and the acquisition closing date of June 3 will be a time of introducing the change to customers and employees. “We’re going to be working closely with the sellers of Evergreen collectively on what they have going on in the business and what we need to do to ramp up as we pull the organizations together.” President Dan Gorder says this also provides an opportunity to expand mid-size farm equipment offerings, like hay equipment. All eyes are on the horizon. “I would never say we’re done with acquisitions,” says Gorder. “We’re always looking for opportunities.”