Company expands in southwest North Dakota to improve customer service
Elgin, N.D. – February 20, 2014 – Wilbur-Ellis Company, a recognized leader in crop production technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, announced today that it has acquired the assets of New Horizons Ag Service Inc., an ag retail business located in Elgin, N.D. The new location will be part of the Wilbur-Ellis Midwest operations.
New Horizons is a Wilbur-Ellis Alliance partner, which has been selling the company’s branded products, including plant protection, nutrition, and seed, to its customers. The staff in Elgin will collaborate with the Wilbur-Ellis staff in Mott, N.D. (acquired in October 2012), to enhance local service to customers. As part of Wilbur-Ellis’ expansion efforts, it recently built a 3000-ton fertilizer facility in Mott, which the Elgin location will utilize.
“New Horizons is a highly valued partner of Wilbur-Ellis, so we’re really looking forward to the company joining our Midwest team,” said Troy Johnson, vice president of Wilbur-Ellis’ Midwest operations. “This acquisition aligns well with our growth plan in North Dakota and the Midwest, and we’re excited for this next phase of our business relationship.”
“Our solid relationship with Wilbur-Ellis and their quality products is making this a seamless transition for us,” said Fred Eslinger, owner of New Horizons. “We’re seeing that our growers are demanding more in terms of regulatory and technology expertise, and we believe that Wilbur-Ellis will be the most qualified to deliver in this regard.” Colleen Eslinger is also owner of the business.
Wilbur-Ellis North Dakota locations include Grafton, Grand Forks, Lisbon, Minot, Mott, Rolla, Wahpeton, and Walhalla.