National Distributor Acquires Full-Service Agribusiness Retailer
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., – February 26, 2019 – Wilbur-Ellis Company LLC, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, announced last week it acquired the assets of Wiles Brothers Fertilizer, Inc., one of the top independent agriculture retailers in the state of Nebraska.
Family-owned and operated since 1976, Wiles Brothers Fertilizer has been a highly successful, independent ag retailer, providing its customers with fertilizer, crop protection, seed products and application services.
“After nearly 50 years in business, we are excited about the opportunity to become a part of Wilbur-Ellis Company,” said Wiles Brothers Fertilizer founder Marvin Wiles. “As we’ve gotten to know Wilbur-Ellis, we have found that their commitment to integrity and excellence is consistent with our own values. The customers we have served for years will see real benefits from a continued association with Wilbur-Ellis for both the near- and long-term future.”
This purchase expands the Wilbur-Ellis footprint firmly into the highly productive crop areas of Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. The Wiles Brothers business and location will serve as a major platform from which to test and launch a collection of agronomic advisory services and cutting-edge technologies.
“We are proud to announce the addition of Wiles Brothers Fertilizer to Wilbur-Ellis,” said Wilbur-Ellis Company Central Midwest Area Manager Eric Lacey. “This is a strategic addition in a geography where we don’t have a presence. The team at Wiles has a great reputation in the ag retail industry and are known as progressive growers with a long track record of winning state and national yield contests. We look to continue and build upon their strong presence and talent as we launch unique value propositions in the market.”
As of February 13, 2019, Wiles Brothers Fertilizer employees and assets became part of Wilbur-Ellis Company. This full-service agribusiness retailer is located at 606 Wiles Road, Plattsmouth, Neb., 68048. Nick Waters will assume responsibilities as branch manager and can be reached at (402) 298-8550 or via email at NWaters@wilburellis.com.
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, the Wilbur-Ellis companies have continued to grow the business with sales now over $3.1 billion. www.wilburellis.com
Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness generates more than $2.1 billion in sales revenue annually and has over 160 branch locations throughout the U.S.