Three Central Indiana John Deere dealerships that are steeped in the tradition of family business have joined forces.
Tri Green Tractor consists of Green Power of Logansport, Harper Implement of Swayzee and Jackson-Lee-Pearson of Flora and Frankfort. Prior to merging on January 17, they each were independently owned and operated though all shared the distinction of being family-run businesses, according to the Jackson-Lee-Pearson website. The combined workforce totals nearly 100 employees.
The website pledges: "We will harness our knowledge and experiences from our predecessor businesses as the foundation to build an even better organization, positioned to fulfill your needs and expectations both now and in the future."
Jackson-Lee-Pearson was established in 1972, Green Power came from a business that started in 1959 and Harper Implement was founded in 1953.
On top of selling farming and agriculture supplies, Tri Green Tractor sells Deere memorabilia including kids clothing, toys, hats, clothing, party supplies and bedding.
"When you call us you speak to an actual person not an automated phone answering system," according to the website. "We try to provide the best personal shopping experience possible. We do this because we value your business and we know that if you have a positive experience with us that you'll come back for more John Deere Toys and Merchandise."