October 3, 2014 (CORNELIA, GA) BBI Spreaders, a leading manufacturer of precision applicators of dry material for the agriculture, construction, and golf industries, announces its acquisition by Salford Group, Inc. The transaction closed on October 2, 2014.
Based in Salford, Ontario, Salford Group is manufacturer of ground-engaging farm implements with global production facilities in Iowa, Ontario, and Russia. The company manufactures and distributes a full line of tillage equipment, as well as seeding and fertilizer application tools sold through more than 300 dealers and distributors in North America and around the world.
The merging of the BBI and Salford organizations will enhance several aspects of the companies’ respective product lines, and the two entities expect to see multiple synergies within their combined sales and distribution networks, spanning hundreds of farm equipment dealers placed primarily across the United States and Canada.
BBI will continue to manufacture industry-leading spreaders, known for their precision, power, and efficiency in driving greater economic performance on the farm, from its Georgia manufacturing facility. Richard Hagler, President of BBI Spreaders, will continue to manage manufacturing operations at the new Salford unit, while Lee Kilpatrick, Director of Sales and Marketing at BBI, will report to David King, Global Director of Sales and Marketing at Salford Group.
The two companies will join forces publicly for the first time at the upcoming Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia on October 14-16. Salford sales team members will be on-hand tocelebrate the addition of BBI Spreaders to its design, manufacturing and marketing family, displaying one of Salford’s latest patented tillage designs in the BBI booth, alongside many of BBI’s top products for broadcast nutrient application.
“We are thrilled to join the Salford family,” stated Hagler. “This is an opportunity for our great team at BBI to join forces with another winning team at Salford Group. This new entity is one that will be aligned in its values—peerless in its commitment to its employees, to making equipment of the highest quality, and most of all, to making an economic impact that will sustain the business of agriculture from the perspective of multiple lines of equipment for generations to come.”
Salford, founded in 1978, is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of non-powered farm implements, including primary tillage, secondary tillage, seeding and fertilizing equipment. With over 180,000 square feet of manufacturing space across Canada, the USA, and Russia, Salford designs, manufactures and assembles farm equipment. Salford engineers its products to excel in different soil and crop types throughout the agricultural world. Salford’s ‘Independent Series’ product line is well known for its superior product design and agronomic performance.
About BBI Spreaders
BBI is a design, manufacturing and sales company serving the agricultural, poultry and construction industries. We maintain a commitment to providing a variety of granular material application solutions expressly created to improve the financial performance of all BBI customers.