Ohio based Unverferth Manufacturing is expanding its manufacturing footprint and equipment portfolio with the purchase of Orthman Manufacturing’s agricultural product lineup and manufacturing sites. The acquisition includes several models of fertilizer application and tillage equipment. Orthman also builds three point mounted planters for John Deere.
Orthman’s preceding owner, John McCoy, retains ownership of the Orthman Conveying Systems business. Manufacturing personnel and various support people will be offered employment with Unverferth.
“I have the utmost confidence that Unverferth Manufacturing will continue growing the Orthman name and most importantly take care of the respective employees,” McCoy says.
“Unverferth Manufacturing is looking forward to expanding upon the current workforce by building on the brand’s presence in the farming community and expanding product offerings in the months and years ahead,” says Larry Unverferth, president.
In addition to the two new Lexington, Nebraska manufacturing facilities, Unverferth manufacturers their own line of tillage, seed, hay- and grain handling equipment, along with pull-type sprayers, fertilizer applicators in Kalida, Ohio, Delphos, Ohio, and Shell Rock, Iowa. The company also has eight sales and service branch facilities across North America.