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Wilbur-Ellis Co. acquires Wiles Brothers Fertilizer

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National distributor acquires full-service agribusiness retailer.

Wilbur-Ellis Co. LLC, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, recently announced that it acquired the assets of Wiles Brothers Fertilizer Inc., one of the top independent agricultural retailers in Nebraska.

Family owned and operated since 1976, Wiles Brothers Fertilizer has been a successful independent agricultural retailer that provides 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 Co.," Wiles Brothers Fertilizer founder Marvin Wiles said. "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 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," Eric Lacey, central Midwest area manager for Wilbur-Ellis, said. "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 Feb. 13, 2019, Wiles Brothers employees and assets became part of Wilbur-Ellis. Nick Waters will assume responsibilities as branch manager.

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