Last week, Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. announced the intent to purchase the Blu-Jet product line including the wide variety of fertilizer application and tillage products from Thurston Manufacturing Company, Thurston, Nebraska.
Upon successful completion of the sale, manufacturing will begin being relocated to Unverferth’s other manufacturing locations, once a planned integration of the Blu-Jet lines can occur.
“Thurston is excited to see the Blu-Jet brand and product offering it has developed over the last 48 years transition to such a well-respected family business that will continue to build on the strong industry reputation of the Blu-Jet brand,” said Thurston Manufacturing CEO Ryan Jensen.
“Blu-Jet products will expand our current offerings in fertilizer application and tillage products and bring a wider variety of quality implements to offer agricultural producers and suppliers across North America”, Larry Unverferth, president, said in a statement. “As with other lines we have brought into the Unverferth product family, we envision continuing with the Blu-Jet brand and its strong heritage that has been built and nurtured by the Jensen family since 1971.”
The companies encourage all customers to keep working with their Blu-Jet retailers during the transition. A specific time line for the sale is not clear at this time.
"Unverferth and Thurston will work diligently to provide uninterrupted product manufacturing and service during this transition," a Blu-Jet statement said.
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