FARGO, N.D. — RDO Equipment Co. announced the acquisition of 3 stores from Montana dealership Triple W Equipment. The stores are located in Missoula and Kalispell and sell and service the full line of John Deere equipment, with an additional service center in Ronan.

These are the first new John Deere stores RDO Equipment Co. has added since 2010 and they expand the company’s reach to new customers across the western part of Montana.

Triple W Equipment supports forestry customers and the addition of these stores will double the business of that product line for RDO Equipment Co.

RDO Equipment Co. has served Montana customers for more than 20 years from 3 John Deere construction stores located in Billings, Bozeman and Great Falls. The company provides positioning systems through the RDO Integrated Controls division located in Billings, Mont., and irrigation systems through Minnesota Valley Irrigation, located in Billings and Great Falls.

Ian Carey, RDO Equipment Co. vice president, commented, “Along with Triple W Equipment, we share a strong belief in treating customers as stakeholders in our business. We look forward to working with the team, along with the communities of Kalispell and Missoula, in continuing our track record of growth and a superior focus on customer service.”

Triple W Equipment, a family owned-company, was founded in 1986 in Missoula as a John Deere lawn and garden dealership. The company added the agriculture line within months of opening and became a full line John Deere dealership with the addition of construction and forestry products two years later. With an emphasis on good customer service, Triple W Equipment has grown to its current staff of 55 people and in 2009 opened a new 55,000 square foot John Deere store in Missoula.