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Merger of Alberta Deere Dealership Networks: Formation of Horizon Ag & Turf

Martin Deerline and Agland have announced plans to merge their operations on July 31, creating a new company called Horizon Ag & Turf. The deal will be finalized pending necessary approvals and comprehensive due diligence. The terms of the merger have not been disclosed.

Merger Goals and Strategy

Cam Key, current president and general manager of Agland, and the proposed CEO of the new company, stated:

“This partnership is a significant step forward in our strategy to further build a strong and relevant business focused on caring for our employees, our customers, and our suppliers — the three pillars of our business.”

Cam Martin, CEO of Martin Deerline, added:

“The teams of Martin Deerline and Agland have been neighboring dealers and friends for nearly 60 years, and we are excited to see this opportunity come to fruition.”

History and Achievements of Martin Deerline and Agland

Founded in 1965, Martin Deerline operates 10 locations, including two in Edmonton, and others in Warburg, Mayerthorpe, Westlock, Barrhead, High Prairie, Falher, Wetaskiwin, and Calgary. The company specializes in the sale of agricultural, construction, and lawn equipment by John Deere.

Agland has been selling John Deere products since 1957 and has three locations: in Lloydminster, St. Paul, and Vermilion. Agland is known for its high level of service and quality products in the agricultural and construction sectors.

Benefits of the Merger for Customers and Employees

Both companies have been successful in the agricultural, construction, and lawn care industries, sharing complementary goals and workplace cultures. The merger will combine the expertise and resources of two leading John Deere dealers in the region, offering customers an even wider range of products and improved service.

Horizon Ag & Turf will become a major player in the market, able to provide innovative solutions and a high level of service for farmers, construction companies, and lawn owners. The combined efforts of Martin Deerline and Agland will create a solid foundation for future growth and development, maintaining high standards of quality and customer care.

The merger of Martin Deerline and Agland into Horizon Ag & Turf is a significant event for the agricultural and construction equipment market in Alberta. The new company promises to be a reliable partner for its customers, employees, and suppliers, continuing the traditions of quality and innovation established by its predecessors.

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