Regional Radio News has learned that A-H-W, a John Deere retailer with 13 stores across Illinois and Indiana, has purchased the 3 John Deere stores owned by the Cross family in Clinton, Mount Pulaski, and New Holland.
The sale was announced on Monday on the A-H-W web site. A-H-W Chief Operating Officer Chad Braden said the plan to combine the three stores into AHW LLC has been finalized, and was approved by John Deere on Friday, August 19th.
A-H-W says the anticipated closing date is September 19th. A-H-W has indicated that due to timing of the busy fall season, it will be “business as usual” at the three locations. Braden says the biggest difference customers will notice will be the new A-H-W sign. He added more changes will come in the winter of 2017.
With the addition of these three stores, A-H-W will have a total of sixteen locations serving central and eastern Illinois, along with western Indiana.