HINGHAM, Mont., – June 24, 2019 – Wilbur-Ellis Company LLC, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, recently announced the acquisitions of the assets of two Montana-based companies, Frontier Aviation based in Chester and Ag Air based in Rudyard. With these acquisitions, the Company strengthens its presence and expands its capabilities in seed, plant nutrition and aerial application in the market.

“These acquisitions expand our presence along the northern tier of the Golden Triangle in north central Montana,” said Wilbur-Ellis Area Manager Keith Knutson. “This expansion allows us to have a larger footprint in this high production cropping area and to continue to provide high-quality Wilbur-Ellis products to the growers in that area.”

These acquisitions are the continuation of a long-standing partnership. Both Frontier Aviation and Ag Air have been Wilbur-Ellis’ alliance partners since 2003. As alliance partners, Wilbur-Ellis is already very familiar with these well-run businesses, allowing for a smooth transition for both Frontier Aviation’s and Ag Air’s loyal customers. Jim and Julie Briden, as well as Kristie Pulst, will join the Wilbur-Ellis team, further ensuring an efficient changeover of ownership.

“Our very successful alliance partnerships with Frontier Aviation and Ag Air make for a natural progression to Wilbur-Ellis-owned retail locations,” said Wilbur-Ellis Territory Manager Shawn Wetterau. “We look forward to continuing to provide the same high level of customer service and excellent products that the growers in Chester and Rudyard have received from Frontier Aviation and Ag Air for decades.”

These full-service agribusinesses are now Wilbur-Ellis Company locations and are located at 798 Airport Rd, Chester, MT 59522 and at 9758 US Highway 2, Rudyard, MT 59540, respectively. Jim Briden will assume responsibilities as a sales representative at the Chester location and can be reached at (406) 759-5191 or via email at jbriden@wilburellis.com. Joel Stokes will assume responsibility as branch manager of the Rudyard location and can be reached at (406) 397-3194 or via email at jstokes@wilburellis.com.

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About the Wilbur-Ellis Companies

Founded in 1921, the Wilbur-Ellis companies are leading international marketers and distributors of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, this American-owned, family business has continued to grow sales to over $3.2 billion. www.wilburellis.com

Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness generates more than $2 billion in sales revenue annually and has over 160 branch locations throughout the U.S. www.ag.wilburellis.com