Ohio Ag Equipment Acquires Witmer’s, Inc., Equipment Division

NEWS RELEASE
June 16, 2017

SALEM, Ohio – Ohio Ag Equipment announces the acquisition of Columbiana County AGCO dealer, Witmer’s, Inc., effective June 19, 2017.  The acquisition of Witmer’s, Inc., Equipment Division demonstrates Ohio Ag Equipment’s serious and long-term commitment to the ag industry.  The combined strengths of both organizations will provide customers in eastern Ohio with an exceptional line of equipment and product support.

“In our early discussions, it was clear the Witmer family had two concerns.  They wanted to be sure their customers and employees would be supported through this process and in the future,” said Mike Mampieri, General Manager of Ohio Ag Equipment.  “We, at Ohio Ag Equipment, can appreciate these concerns and will work to build on the Witmer legacy by providing outstanding customer support and by welcoming our new team of employees into the extended Ohio CAT family.”

“We are pleased to be working with a company like Ohio Ag Equipment as we transition out of the Agricultural Equipment business.  Their obvious commitment to customer service and strong management team will serve our generations of customers and employees well,” said Nelson Witmer, President of Witmer’s, Inc.  “As we continue our 80 year history by focusing on our growing construction company we are gratified that the farm equipment legacy our family developed over 3 generations will not only be honored, but strengthened.”

Going forward, ag sales and service will continue out of the Salem, Ohio location and with the current staff.  Ohio Ag Equipment will continue to sell and support Woods® and the AGCO brands Witmer’s represented (Massey Ferguson®, Fendt®, Sunflower®, White Planters™, and Gleaner®) with the addition of the Challenger®, RoGator®, and TerraGator® brands.  Also, the Salem location will now sell and support LEXION combines and Cat® Compact Construction Equipment

Ohio Ag Equipment Acquires Witmer’s
Doris Witmer, Ralph Witmer, Ken Taylor, owner of Ohio CAT, Grace Styer, Nelson Witmer

About Ohio Ag Equipment
Ohio Ag Equipment, a division of Ohio CAT, is an authorized AGCO and Class dealer for the state of Ohio offering high quality machinery, parts and services to the agricultural community.

About Witmer’s, Inc.
Witmer’s, Inc., founded in 1937, has a long history of service to the agricultural and construction communities in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.  Now operating as Witmer’s Construction, Inc., the company is an authorized builder for both Butler and Lester Building Systems and serves as a general contractor to the commercial, industrial and agricultural markets.

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