Papé Machinery acquires Central Point Deere dealership
By Ilene Aleshire
Eugene-based Papé Machinery has bought Floyd A. Boyd of Central Point, another long-time family owned equipment dealer, Papé announced April 25. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Boyd is a third-generation John Deere agricultural and turf equipment dealer with operations in Central Point, Bend, Madras and Merrill in Oregon, and Fall River Mills in Northern California. Papé said it will continue to operate these dealerships.
Papé Machinery now serves agricultural and turf customers from eight locations in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, 12 locations throughout Oregon and one in Northern California.
In addition to its 21 agricultural and turf locations, Papé Machinery has 21 construction and forestry locations in those states.
Papé Machinery is part of the fifth-generation family-owned Papé Group, a holding company for capital equipment dealerships founded in 1938. Boyd was founded in 1930.
Papé has made a series of acquisitions of John Deere dealerships in the past couple of years. At the start of last year, it announced that it had acquired the assets of Arrow Machinery in Colfax and Pomeroy, Wash., a dealer handling John Deere agricultural and turf equipment, as well as equipment from Honda, STIHL and several other manufacturers. A few months before that, Papé Machinery acquired Fisher Farm & Lawn, more than doubling Papés John Deere sales territory. Fisher President Patrick Richards noted at the time that Papé had been aggressively expanding in that market and planned to continue doing so.