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Brokaw Supply notes merger with Missouri company

By Staff | May 23, 2015

FORT DODGE – Brokaw Supply Co., of Fort Dodge, and Riggins Ag Equipment of Marshall, Missouri, announced May 1 they have finalized the merging of their two family owned, independently operated companies to create a larger, non-major agriculture equipment dealerships in the Midwest.

Ag Solutions Group will be the name of the combined companies, each similarly specializing in planting, sprayer and fertilizer application equipment, along with multiple other non-major agricultural equipment lines.

The expanded organization will be led by John Flaugh, president of Riggins Ag, along with Dave Nelson, president of Brokaw Supply. Nelson will serve as vice president.

The combined company will build on what each organization has achieved independently and provide an enhanced ability to grow, expand capabilities and further support customers’ success.

“That is why we will not be changing our individual stores names,” said Flaugh. “We want our customers to know that we are still the same individuals that they’ve come to know and trust.

“Ag Solutions Group might be our new name, but Riggins, Brokaw and Concordia Implement will remain the individual store names.”

Nelson said, “By combining our more than 110 team members, it will allow us to strengthen and enhance customer experience by bringing the added-value of expanded scope and reach to every sales, service and parts interaction.

Expanded service area

The scope of Ag Solutions Group will include the six current store front locations located in Marshall, Missouri; Concordia, Missouri; Fort Dodge; Redwood Falls, Minnesota; Mead, Nebraska; and Hastings, Nebraska.

The combined enterprise will operate in a five-state region, to include Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas.

“The valued customers and partners of each dealership should see very little change in those who call on them,” Flaugh said. “If they do see changes over time, it will be with improvements that benefit them.”

Ag Solutions Group will incorporate and enhance its own innovation proving grounds concept as have Brokaw Supply.

Nelson Family Farms is a full-scale farming operation in north central Iowa that has proven to keep Brokaw Supply ahead of the innovation curve when helping customers and manufacturers develop new technology.

“By developing new concepts, improving designs, and training our employees on our own proving grounds,” Flaugh said, “we can be that much more of a resource to our customers.”

Nelson said, “We know everything about the equipment before we ever sell it, because we’ve ran it on our own farm.”

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