According to a report by AgriNews Illinois, Arthur Ring and Sons, a 2-store AGCO dealer based in Rushville, Ill., has merged with A.C. McCartney Equipment, a 4-store AGCO dealer with locations in Durand, Ill., Wataga, Ill., Carthage, Ill. and Mount Sterling, Ill.
The merger took effect Aug. 1 and as of that date, the Arthur Ring and Sons locations as Lewistown, Ill., and Rushville, Ill. were closed.
"'A.C. McCartney will continue the excellent tradition of parts and service that Arthur Ring and Sons has developed over the years. Wayne Ring and Dale Ring and other employees will be working at A.C. McCartney Equipment and continue to service their customers,' said J.W. McCartney, president of A.C. McCartney Equipment, in an announcement that was signed by Wayne and Dale Ring.
"All customers will be serviced from the McCartney location in Mount Sterling or one of the other three locations — Carthage, Durand or Wataga.
"'All AGCO equipment that is currently under warranty will be serviced by A.C. McCartney Equipment. A.C. McCartney Equipment is pursuing the retention of other equipment lines that Arthur Ring and Sons Inc. currently sells,' the principals of the two companies said in the merger announcement.
"Arthur Ring and Sons Inc. was in business for 58 years, and A.C. McCartney has been in business for 65 years. A.C. McCartney has more than 90 employees working in its four locations."