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H&R Agri-Power Announces Acquisition of FB McAfoos
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 1, 2021
Benton, IL. – H&R Agri-Power announces the acquisition of FB McAfoos in Benton, IL. This is H&R Agri-Power’s 18th location and third location in Illinois. The dealership will continue to operate as FB McAFoos, and offer the same great customer service and product lines that have been provided in the past to the Southern Illinois region. This location carries a full range of turf, agricultural, and construction products including Kubota, Landpride, eXmark, Grasshopper, Bush Hog, Vermeer, Kubota Construction, Kubota Rental, and Stihl among other product lines.
“I am pleased that I was able to find a buyer that shares my desire to provide top quality customer service,” said Tom McAfoos, previous owner of FB McAfoos. “Additionally, the benefits and continued opportunity for my current employees are more than I could provide as a single store operation. It will be all the same people our customers are used to working with plus the addition of a new, local store manager.”
“We are excited to welcome FB McAfoos and their employees to the H&R Agri-Power family,” said H&R Agri-Power President, Wayne Hunt. “They bring employees with years of experience, and we look forward to working with them to provide the same level of customer support that their customers have come to expect.”
The Benton location currently has operating hours of:
Monday – Friday – 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (extended hours seasonally)
Saturday – 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (extended hours seasonally)
For After Hour Emergencies, contact Store Manager, Josh Underwood at (618) 629-3339.
FB McAfoos began in 1918 when Fred B. McAfoos opened a business in Benton, selling feed and farmstead equipment. In the 1930s, Fred added a harness shop, and eventually moved the business just east of the old Webster Jr. High School in Benton the 1940s. The harness shop finally closed in the 1950s, but the feed and equipment business remained in the same location until 1968.
Fred's son, John, joined the business after returning from World War II and as rationing eased, more emphasis was placed on tractors and equipment. John moved the business to the old Ward Dairy Farm location in 1968. Tom McAfoos joined the business as the 3rd generation in 1977, and in 1979 the business moved one more time to its current location on Highway 34 East in Benton. FB McAfoos is now an employee-owned business carrying on the family tradition.
H&R Agri-Power is 100% Employee Owned and Operated. The dealership is built on over 50 years of experience and uses the combined resources of now 18 farm and consumer implement locations throughout Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Indiana.
For more information on FB McAfoos contact (618) 438-4721, visit www.fbmcafooskubota.com or follow FB McAfoos on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mcafoos. For more information about H&R Agri-Power, visit www.hragripower.com or follow H&R Agri-Power on Facebook at www.facebook.com/handragripower.
H&R Agri-Power and Farmers Supply Company Joining Forces
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 1, 2021
Lawrenceburg, TN – H&R Agri-Power and Farmers Supply Company will be joining forces going into 2021. Both businesses have locations in Lawrenceburg, TN, and have similar missions of satisfying customer needs by supplying quality farm equipment while providing top-notch service and parts support after the sale.
“We are looking forward to combining the strengths of both dealerships,” said Wayne Hunt, President & CEO of H&R Agri-Power. “We feel that teaming up will allow us to better serve our customers throughout Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama.”
Further details of the merger will be announced soon concerning any changes or updates with the operations.
H&R Agri-Power is built on over 50 years of experience and uses the combined resources of 17 farm implement locations throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Illinois, and Indiana. For more information about H&R Agri-Power, visit www.hragripower.com or follow H&R Agri-Power on Facebook at www.facebook.com/handragripower.
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Lawrenceburg/Ethridge's Ribbon Cutting/Open House
Tue, Nov. 2, 2021 8:00am — 1:00pm
Add this to your CalendarYou are invited to the Ribbon Cutting and Open House celebrating the opening of our new location in Ethridge, TN!Our Lawrenceburg location and Farmers Supply Co. will now be operating out of ONE location in Ethridge, TN!!We are so excited to showcase this newly renovated facility to you, the community and customers! We hope to see you there!November 2, 2021 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting – 8:30 AM
Customer Appreciation Lunch – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PMNew location located at:
3356 HWY 43N
Ethridge, TN 38456Please RSVP if you will be in attendance